Vehicle breakdowns occur daily, and drivers face the challenge of being stranded on the side of the road and getting assistance at the same time. For drivers looking for flatbed towing service in Compton, CA, we are the towing company you are searching for. Compton Towing Service & Roadside Assistance offers affordable flatbed towing service in throughout Los Angeles, including South Gate, Gardena, Hawthrone, and Inglewood.
What is Flatbed Towing
Flatbed towing is a method using a flatbed tow truck. These tow trucks come with flatbeds or platforms located at the rear of the tow truck. These platforms can slide up or down. They can hydraulically incline and slide down to ground level. Towing is possible by either driving the vehicle up to the platform or pulling it up using a winch system. Once on the platform, the vehicle is tied down and secured using towing chains or straps. The vehicle is towed without the wheels touching the ground, and is held firmly on the platform.
What Makes a Flatbed Tow Truck So Useful?
Traditional towing methods may need either the front or rear pair of wheels to be on the ground. However, this is not the case for flatbed towing. All the wheels of the vehicle are placed onto the platform of the truck. It prevents any chance of damage caused if the towed vehicle runs over a pothole or a road bump. For all-wheel-drive vehicles, flatbed towing can prevent damage to the transmission, as the vehicle is stationary on the platform. The mileage is also preserved as the towed vehicle is not moving. Thus it is guaranteed there will not be damage to engine parts, ignition, or tire wear downs using this towing.
In some cases, flatbed towing is the only way to tow a vehicle. It is also much safer to tow cars and automobiles involved in accidents or damaged vehicles. If the car cannot be driven, it can be moved with a winch and pulled up onto the flatbed. If the vehicle has a broken axle, the safest way of moving the vehicle is with a flatbed tow truck.
Flatbed towing is efficient in moving a wide range of vehicles, including:
- Exotic cars, high-valued automobiles
- Four-wheel-drives and all-wheel-drives
- Immobilized vehicles
- Damaged vehicles without wheels
Call Us for a Smooth Towing and Roadside Assistance Experience
Our fleet of tow trucks enables us to meet the request and expectations for the customers’ towing needs. With flatbed tow trucks, we can tow luxury cars, low profile vehicles, light and medium duty vehicles with efficiency. Together with our latest equipment and trained professional towing technicians, we can provide affordable and fast roadside solutions to drivers in need.
In addition to towing, our roadside assistance services include jump start, battery replacement, gas delivery, tire change, car lockout, and winch-out services. Give us a call today!