Self towing your vehicle can not only be dangerous, but it can also be extremely expensive if something were to go wrong!
When you suffer a breakdown, or you’re involved in an accident, it’s always a concern to get you and your vehicle safely home as soon as possible. We can’t blame anyone for wanting either of those things. However, self-towing your vehicle should be the last thing on your mind.
In the following article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the risks and dangers involved in self-towing and why it should be avoided! Of course, if you’re involved in an accident or breakdown, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Mountain Recovery.
What Dangers Are Involved with Self Towing Your Vehicle?
- Danger to Yourself and Other Road Users – Towing a vehicle anywhere for any period of time is inherently dangerous. There are a variety of different things which can and do occur. These can leave your vehicle more damaged than it was before you began towing and even injure your or other road users.
- Incorrect Tow Rating – Did you know that all vehicles are only allowed to tow a certain amount of weight? Towing with an underrated vehicle can damage not only the vehicle being towed but also the tow vehicle. Therefore, it’s vital to know the weight of your vehicle and the tow rating of the vehicle doing the towing before attempting a self tow.
- The Wrong Towing Equipment – Professional tow companies, use premium equipment that has been designed for nothing else except towing vehicles. Not only do they have the right equipment, but they also have years of experience and know-how to use it correctly. If you tow a large and heavy vehicle without the right tow equipment, something could easily break and cause a serious and dangerous accident.
- No Experience Towing – Towing a vehicle isn’t the same as just driving. It requires years of experience to learn how to handle a vehicle being towed. Tow companies employ drivers that have decades of combined experience. As a result, they understand the risks and hazards involved in towing a vehicle and a much more prepared for anything which may occur when they are towing your vehicle.
The Best I-70 Towing
As we have stated above, there are a variety of reasons why you shouldn’t attempt towing your vehicle yourself. While it can be tempting to get home or save a few dollars, you could end up costing yourself a lot more money and also inconveniences if you attempt to self-tow and it goes wrong.
If you have been involved in any automotive accident in Eagle County or Summit County, Colorado, Mountain Recovery is only a phone call away on 970-476-1124. We’re standing by to safely tow your vehicle and get you home safe in no time at all. We operate 24/7, 365-days a year, to keep you trucking and help get your vehicle back on the road.