What You Need To Know About Towing

04 May What You Need To Know About Towing

As the seasons change and weather becomes more adverse, it becomes increasingly more important to prepare for your auto travel. Regardless of the distance, the combination of holiday travel and varying road conditions have the ability to cause unforeseen problems for drivers. For this reason, it is important to have a plan in place in the case car trouble or an accident occurs.


First, it is important to distinguish what service you need before even calling a towing company. By asking for the right service, you will expedite the process and get you off the road sooner. From traditional towing to flatbed trailers, there are a handful of ways to tow your car.

Traditional Tow

For most, a traditional tow will suffice. This process involves lifting the front wheels off the ground to easily haul the vehicle. It is probably what you imagine when you think of towing as it is by far the most popular method of transporting vehicles. At Tiger Towing, we pair traditional towing with our service and high standards for customer care to ensure vehicles are handled properly when they are entrusted to us.


Traditional towing can be utilized for lot management, vehicle transport, emergency roadside assistance or accident assistance.


Flatbed Tow

If a traditional tow is not conducive for your vehicle, then a flatbed tow may be able to accommodate your needs. Using a flat, hydraulically inclining and declining surface rather than a hook, it enables drivers of four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles to transport their cars with ease. If you have one of the aforementioned cars, then it is important to ask for a flatbed as a traditional tow could damage your car.


If you are the owner of a motorcycle or specialty vehicle, then a flatbed tow would be best suited for your needs. It allows high-end or novelty cars to retain their value during long-distance transport as it avoids increased mileage or damage. We use our flatbed to move your specialty vehicle, and we do so with the utmost care and as much pride as you have when you drive it.



In addition to the other types of towing, winching can be utilized to remove vehicles in unique situations. Our Winch-out services are specifically designed to pull all vehicles out of snow, mud, water and ditches.


With the unpredictable weather and varying terrain, winching can be beneficial to any mid-Missourian. Our team is skilled, knowledgeable and equipped with the top of the line equipment that is required to get your vehicle out with the least amount of damage.


For more information about our services or the types of towing we offer, head over to our website or give us a call.

  • Monty
    Posted at 20:53h, 06 October Reply

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  • Vince NiyoK
    Posted at 17:47h, 15 October Reply

    I really loved your post especially what you said about four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles. I have had people constantly ask for flatbed towing but I did not know why they preferred flatbed towing. I found this beneficial. Thanks!

  • Ben Allen
    Posted at 19:48h, 13 December Reply

    I appreciate the information on towing. I agree that it is important to find out which type of towing is going to work for your car, sometimes certain towing wont work and you need to have your car completely on a flatbed. My wife and I are going to be traveling a bit for the holidays, I will be sure to share this information with her.

  • Bethlehem Towing
    Posted at 17:01h, 08 April Reply

    You have a really well written article on the different types of tow trucks that I think consumers need to know. As the owner of a towing company I often have people request the wrong towing truck and insist that they need that kind, only to later realize they need a flatbed etc… Great explanation!

  • Bob Johnson
    Posted at 16:51h, 17 April Reply

    We try to stick to flatbed towing exclusively, if possible. Definitely reduces the risk of damage to the customer’s vehicle.

  • Robert
    Posted at 16:56h, 17 April Reply

    Luckily for us, the weather doesn’t give us too much trouble out here in Arizona. We find that things really get busy during the summer months as the temperature causes a lot of vehicles to overheat.

    Great article, thanks for the valuable information.

  • William Anderson
    Posted at 01:27h, 08 May Reply

    Hey guys we swear by flatbed towing, it’s just more versatile and a better all around way to tow a vehicle. Even if you have something exotic or is very low to the ground that won’t tow well being dragged, flatbed it and get it up off the ground. It’s keeps it from getting damaged, and these days everyone is so worried about getting a scratch on their car.

  • Doug Jackson
    Posted at 14:59h, 14 June Reply

    We only run flatbeds out here in AZ. We’ve found them to be the best for us, although we also know several guys who zip around on the quick loaders and do very, very well.

  • Barbera Peters
    Posted at 16:00h, 29 June Reply

    I am really glad you mentioned the different types of towing because I never understood that my car may not work with a traditional towing. My mother’s car broke down the other day and we had a difficult time getting the car to be towed. Maybe this will come in handy in the future if this happens again. Thanks for the information.

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