A lot of people want to be able to tow their vehicle by themselves without the need of a professional towing service. Of course, this can be accomplished using a tow dolly. However, many people don’t know how to correctly attach a tow dolly to the vehicle they are using to tow the other. At Towing Berkeley, we’ve come up with some general guidelines you should consider whenever you want to rent a tow dolly. We also recommend that when you rent a tow dolly, that you talk to one of our reliable and licensed professionals who can walk you through the necessary steps to take. We cooperates with a network of independent tow truck operators to provide premium towing solutions. We pride ourselves on the professional service we deliver to you and we’ll be happy to make sure you get everything set up correctly so that you can safely and effectively tow your vehicle wherever you need it to go.
Why Use a Tow Dolly?
One of the most common uses of a tow dolly is when someone is going on vacation with an RV. Normally, the family car is hooked up to the back using a tow dolly, and the RV tows it during the majority of the trip. Another reason many people use a tow dolly is due to the fact that front wheel vehicles can be towed using a tow dolly. You also don’t want your car’s odometer adding miles. This is especially true if you aren’t even driving the car anywhere! Although not all cars’ odometers will keep on adding miles if the front tires are rolling, some will, and these are the types of cars that a tow dolly is perfect for.
Hitching Up the Tow Dolly
When you rent your tow dolly, you have to ensure that the hitch ball and the dolly are equal in height. Then you have to make sure that the coupler is placed on the hitch ball correctly and securely. Then you need to attach the safety chains correctly. Most tow dollies will have lights and brakes and you must make sure that these are connected as well. Don’t leave anything to chance. Check everything once, and then do it again just to be sure. When you load your car onto the tow dolly, try to make sure that you do so on level ground. Drive up the ramps and put the car in park. Also, make sure your steering wheel is locked.
Again, these are just a few tips on setting up and using a tow dolly. We really recommend that you get a Towing Berkeley professional to help you set everything up correctly, and show you how to use the tow dolly. Getting our help is easy. Just give Towing Berkeley a call and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about using a tow dolly!