To better understand services, procedures, or basic understanding of how things operate, many consumers will have their questions, no matter the industry. When you need answers, there is no better source than from the professionals themselves. With this in mind, we at NonStop Towing have prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions and answered them accordingly. If you have any further questions, please feel welcome to call us directly, and we will answer any question you have pertaining to towing and our services.
Question: Do tow truck drivers require any specialized training?
Answer: Tow truck drivers are required to participate in advanced training programs. Once they finish their required hours, they are subject to testing and certification. Not only do professionals undergo special certification and training, but they continue their education as they get introduced to the newest and latest techniques and technology.
Question: Do tow truck drivers require specific licensing from the DMV?
Answer: Tow truck drivers simply need to have the certifications, however most companies hire those with a clean driving records though they do not obtain any special DMV licensing.
Question: Is my customized low-vehicle capable of being towed?
Answer: Special accommodations can always be met, but lowered vehicles are typically better of towed with the conventional methods.
Question: Is there more than one method towing?
Answer: There are in fact several methods for towing various vehicles. Flatbed tow, wheel-lift tow, and frame-lift towing methods are among the most commonly used. From motorcycles to larger vehicles and classic vehicles, to vintage cars, there is an optimal method for each circumstance.
Question: Am I required to find a flatbed tow truck for my “all-wheel-drive” vehicle?
Answer: Not necessarily, as mentioned, for every individual need, there is an ideal method of towing, and professionals offer the most optimal solution.
Question: Should vehicles featuring automatic transmissions be towed with the drive wheels on the ground?
Answer: With limited speed and distance, this method is doable. Keep in mind the drivers use their expertise for the facts and recommend the optimal options for the situation.
Question: Is there different requirements needed when towing the many different makes, models, and year vehicles and if so, how do professional remember them all?
Answer: The manufacturer’s guidelines are met to ensure safe towing as the standard equipment a tow truck driver possesses is designed to accommodate most vehicles. When it comes to dealing with the various makes and models, experience comes efficiency. Professional can consult with the manufacturer to ensure proper protocols are executed if people have a unique circumstance.
Question: Does towing cause excess damage to the vehicle?
Answer: No damage is caused from towing. Flatbed towing keeps the vehicle securely fastened to the platform and other methods leave 2 wheels connected where it rides on its own suspension and absorbs the bumps on the journey.
Question: Why should be vehicle be towed to the tow yard following an accident as recommended by most tow drivers?
Answer: Along with the additional vehicles involved sooner to avoid the accruing charges, your tow bill is not out of your pocket, but the insurance company and they will get to your case faster being on their dime. Additionally, you can avoid the eyesore from bringing down the curb appeal of your home.