5 Advantages of Flatbed Towing Your Classic Car

Types of Tow Truck Services

In the case of a classic car, flatbed towing is definitely the recommended route. A flatbed tow truck consists of a long, deep platform. Other towing methods do not secure the vehicle on top of a platform, which means two or four wheels remain in contact with the road for the duration.

The Benefits of Flatbed Towing a Classic Car

Most vintage vehicle enthusiasts would agree that you can never baby a classic car too much. That is why using a professional tow service that offers flatbed towing is the best way to go.  Here are several specific perks of flatbed towing for your classic car.


Did you know that you can destroy a vehicle’s transmission by towing it incorrectly? Certain types of vehicles must be towed in certain ways. In fact, some vehicles cannot be towed in certain ways without making adjustments to the automobile first, such as removing the drive shaft.

Adjustments (Part 2)

On the other hand, flatbed towing requires zero adjustments. You do not have to alter your classic car to move it on a flatbed tow truck.  No need to undo any component of your restoration work.


Remember how wheel-lift tow trucks leave at least two wheels of the vehicle in contact with the road during the tow service? Stones, rocks, debris, and especially those potholes that always seem to appear out of nowhere could seriously harm your vintage vehicle when not transported on a platform.


Flatbed towing not only reduces the risk of automobile damage, it keeps your car clean as well.  A car removed off the roadway is sure to end up cleaner than a car riding directly along the roadway.


Tires are an important component of a classic car. So if you want the tread on your tires to appear untouched after the tow service, choosing to go with a flatbed tow is a necessity.


Towing a vehicle can increase a car’s mileage depending on the way a vehicle is towed and the type of odometer.  With flatbed towing, a car’s wheels do not continually rotate when transported.

Bonus Reason: Professional Care

With Roadside Rescue, our highly-trained team is ready to care for your classic car. We understand the intricacies of the car-towing process and know just what to do to ensure your antique automobile arrives damage-free at its destination.

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