There could come a time when you might need to have your Alfa Romeo towed. Although you can drive it to where you’d want to go, and that will also be fun, there are instances when you need to simply have it towed. Whether you are going to travel far distances or you simply want to better preserve your vehicle, loading it into a tow truck is the best thing to do.
Hiring a professional will give you the peace of mind that they really know what they are doing. They know how to properly secure your car in their tow truck to avoid damage to it while in transit. But how exactly are sports cars or other luxury vehicles like Alfa Romeos secured in tow trucks?
Block The Front And Rear Wheels
Generally, a sports car, or any vehicle for that matter, is secured in a tow truck by blocking the front and rear wheels. This will ensure that the vehicle will not move even an inch while it is being towed. There are various ways to block the wheels. The most common way is by using wheel chocks.
You can also use cinder blocks, large rocks, or any other heavy object that can support the weight of your car. Just make sure that whatever you use will not damage your car’s tires. You can put them in front of and behind the wheels to be extra safe.
Use Ratchet Straps Or Chains
After blocking the wheels, the next step is to use ratchet straps or chains to secure the car in place. This will further ensure that your car will not move while it is being towed. The ratchet straps or chains should be placed around the frame of the car so that it will be tightly secured.
Make sure that the straps or chains are not too tight as this might damage your car. You should also not use them on plastic parts of your car as they might break.
Make Sure The Tow Truck Driver Knows You Have A Sports Car
When you are hiring a tow truck company, be sure to let them know that you have a sports car so they can take extra care when loading it onto the truck. This way, they will know that they need to be more careful in order to avoid damaging your car.