A tried and true method of towing, a wheel lift tow is a quick, effective means to transport your vehicle over short distances. Once, ‘old-school’ towing meant a sweaty operator in a grubby T-shirt would show up, usually late, then wrap a few chains around the vehicle frame, lift the front end off the ground and drag your car the nearest gas station for service or repair. As cars and small trucks became lighter and more complex, this method proved inadequate. It was actually damaging to many types of vehicles.
Some wheel lift tow trucks utilize crossbars, operated from a hydraulic boom. The crossbars can be placed beneath the front or rear wheels, then lifted, leaving the other set of wheels on the road.
When you call Alfredo Towing Service today, a crew of neatly dressed, knowledgeable operators is ready to respond; and we’ll arrive within half hour of your call.
Our wheel lift tow trucks are equipped with a hydraulic dolly mounted at the rear. When loading your auto or truck, our operator will back up to the front or rear of your vehicle - depending on the configuration of your transmission – then lower the hydraulic dolly into place and drive (or manually push) your car onto the dolly, securing it with tire or axle straps. All that remains is to lift and lock the dolly in place.
Wheel lift is preferred for towing two-wheel drives, and for short distance towing. Wheel lift trucks have the advantage of being able to tow cars that are parallel parked, stalled in a low-ceiling parking garage, or parked on a narrow road. Tight spaces always require wheel lift towing.