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Expert Tips for Towing Lowered Cars

How to Safely Tow a Lowered Car: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how to tow a lowered car safely with expert tips from Fling’s Towing.
Discover the specialized techniques and equipment we use to protect your vehicle.

Why Lowered Cars Need Special Attention

Lowered cars have reduced ground clearance, making them susceptible to damage during towing. Common issues include scraping the undercarriage, damaging the bumpers or exhaust, and possible damage of a modified suspension like airbags. Using the right equipment and techniques is crucial to avoid these problems. At Fling’s Towing, our expertise ensures your lowered car is towed safely and securely.

Specialized Techniques and Equipment

Our team uses low-profile tow trucks, custom ramps, and soft straps to accommodate the unique needs of lowered cars. These tools help prevent damage and ensure a smooth towing process. We take extra precautions to protect your vehicle at every step.

Trust Fling’s Towing

With years of experience in towing lowered cars, Fling’s Towing is your trusted partner for safe and damage-free transport. Our skilled operators and specialized equipment make us the best choice for your unique vehicle. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Step-by-Step Guide to Towing a Lowered Car

Follow these steps to ensure the safe towing of your lowered car:

1

Assess the Situation

Before we begin, our experienced team conducts a thorough assessment of the car’s height, ground clearance, and any potential obstacles plus hook points. This initial inspection helps us determine the best approach for towing.

2

Use the Right Equipment

Low-Profile Tow Trucks

We use low-profile tow trucks specifically designed for vehicles with low ground clearance. These trucks are typically flatbeds but a lower bed height or wreckers with dollies, making it easier to load the car without causing damage.

Driveway surface protection

Our experienced tow operators carry rubber pads to protect the surface of the driveway and ensure no property damage occurs. Our custom ramps sit on these pads. 

Ramps and Extensions

Our flatbed tow trucks are equipped with custom ramps and equipment to extend the bed and create a gentle incline or lower load angle, allowing the lowered car to be driven or winched onto the flatbed smoothly. These ramps minimize the risk of damaging the bumper or exhaust. We also carry extra material to further decrease the load angle for the lowest cars out there.

3

Proper Positioning

Align the Car

We ensure the car is perfectly aligned with the tow truck to prevent any misalignment during loading. This step is crucial for maintaining the car’s balance and avoiding unnecessary strain on the suspension. We also apply down pressure to the ramp extensions so the tow truck bed doesn’t accidentally lift up and hit your car when the weight of the car is transferred off the bed when offloading. 

Use Soft Straps

Instead of traditional chains, we use soft nylon straps to load or unload the car. Soft straps are gentle on the car’s body and undercarriage, reducing the risk of scratches and dents. When appropriate, we use rags under the straps to prevent any marks on painted chassis components.

4

Slow & Steady Loading

Loading a lowered car onto a tow truck requires patience and precision. We use a slow and steady approach, carefully guiding the car up the ramps and onto the flatbed. Our team constantly monitors the process to ensure everything goes smoothly.

5

Secure the Vehicle

Once the car is on the flatbed, we secure it using a combination of wheel straps and soft tie-downs. This ensures the car remains stable during transit, preventing any movement that could cause damage. When appropriate, we use rags under the straps to prevent any marks on white wall tires or painted chassis components.

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Transport with Care

During transport, our drivers take extra precautions to avoid sudden stops, sharp turns, and rough roads. We understand the value of your lowered car, and our goal is to deliver it to its destination in the same condition as when it was loaded.

Contact Us for Expert Towing Services

Need assistance with towing your lowered car? Our team at Fling’s Towing is ready to help. With specialized equipment and years of experience, we ensure your vehicle is handled with the utmost care. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a tow.