If you have a low-profile vehicle and you are thinking about towing it yourself — do not do it. The lower height of these vehicles puts them at an elevated risk for damage if they are not towed correctly. If you still need a reason not to make this mistake, here are a few things you should consider.
The greatest threat you will face if you decide to tow your vehicle is underbody damage. Depending on the specifications of your car's design, it is not unheard of for a low-profile vehicle to have mere inches of clearance between the bottom of the vehicle and the ground. If you plan to use a standard dolly to tow the vehicle, you should expect a great deal of damage once the vehicle arrives at its destination.
With a tow dolly, you can all but guarantee that the rear side of the vehicle will drag along the ground. Keep in mind; the damage is not just cosmetic, it can have mechanical ramifications as well depending on the design of the vehicle. A tow truck will never tow this type of vehicle with a dolly to avoid this type of damage.
There is often a high level of patience and knowledge required to properly hook up a vehicle for towing. However, when it comes to these types of vehicles, the process is even harder. Given the lower height of the vehicle, it is almost impossible to see under the vehicle to see exactly where to connect the vehicle to the hitch.
As a result, the amount of work involved is increased. However, the connection must be positioned correctly to stabilize the vehicle. Tow truck professionals are in the business of towing every type of car, so they can readily secure the vehicle for towing, correctly, so that you do not have to stress about it.
If you have a low-profile vehicle, there is a good chance that it is a high-performance vehicle. With high-performance vehicles often come the need for high-performance tires, which are not exactly inexpensive. If you tow your vehicle on your own, for an extended distance, there is a good chance that you can damage your tires by causing uneven wear.
If the front of the vehicle is raised, more pressure will be placed on the rear tires, which will shorten their lifespan. As a result, you will have to replace the tires sooner, rather than later. A tow company will transport your vehicle on a flatbed trailer so that you do not have to worry about tire wear.
If you need to have your low-profile vehicle towed to a different location, it is always safer to contact a tow company. A tow company has the equipment and the knowledge to ensure your vehicle remains safe.
To learn more, reach out to a local towing service.Share