Myrtle Beach Flat Bed Service
Not all vehicles are built the same, and not all vehicles should be towed the same way. In many situations, a traditional tow truck is totally adequate for the job at hand, but Socastee Collision offers flatbed towing services for when a traditional tow truck just won’t do.
My car is all-wheel-drive. Does it require a flatbed tow truck?
AWD vehicles must be towed with all of the wheels off the ground to avoid causing damage to the transmission and other components of your vehicle. The safest bet, by far, is a flatbed tow truck. With your vehicle secured on a flatbed, you don’t have to worry about any damage.
My car has an automatic transmission. Can it be towed with the drive wheels on the ground?
No. Once again, you are risking severe damage to your vehicle if you tow it with the drive wheels on the ground. It can be towed for very short distances at low speeds, in an emergency, but a flatbed tow truck is always the safer option. It simply is not worthy taking risks with the health of your vehicle.
Is towing rough on my car?
It all depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Many cars can be towed safely with their wheels on the ground. However, if you don’t know for sure that your vehicle is on that can be towed safely, it is generally a good bet to just call for a flatbed.
My car is lowered. Can it be towed safely?
Yes, a lowered car can be towed safely. Once again, however, the safest bet is a flatbed. Flatbed tow trucks have ramps that are very close to horizontal, so there should not be an issue getting your lowered vehicle onto the flatbed.
Can you tow motorcycles?
Yes, motorcycles can be safely secured on a flatbed.
Myrtle Beach Post Accident Towing
Nobody likes to think about being in a car accident, but it pays to be prepared. Accidents are very frightening and upsetting events, but they are much easier to deal with when you have the phone number of a trustworthy and reliable towing company saved in your phone. We will be on the scene as soon as possible, once you give us a call, and we can help you deal with the aftermath of the accident.
What should I do if I’m in an accident?
The first thing you should do is stop your car immediately and check to see if anyone is injured as a result of the accident. If anyone is hurt, you should do what you can to help, including calling emergency services or performing first aid, if necessary. Once you are sure that everyone is okay or that injuries are being treated, you should call us at (843) 236-1529 and we will dispatch a tow truck to get your vehicle towed out of the way so it won’t be a traffic hazard, and can then take it to whatever location you desire.
How long will it take for a tow truck to arrive?
We offer emergency towing service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. When you call us, a truck will be dispatched immediately. The arrival time will depend on where your accident occurred, but you can rest assured that a tow truck will be en route to your location within minutes of your phone call.
Can you pick up my vehicle from the scene of the accident?
Yes, we can. Depending on the circumstances, the police may require that details about the accident be recorded before the vehicles involved are moved, but we can remove your vehicle from the scene of the accident as soon as it is safe and legal to do so.