Tips For First Time Towers
It is very important to be well acquainted with the different challenges you might face while you are towing a vehicle well before you actually start towing.
There are many aspects that you must get into the habit before you plan to hit the road as the first time tower. In this blog we will discuss some of these areas that the newbies need to attain expertise at.
Firstly, you must go through your vehicle manufacturer’s manual to understand its towing limitations and be well aware of it’s capacity and maximum weight tolerance. You must understand your tow vehicle inside out before you can use it for such a responsible task.
When a driver is new to towing, it is very obvious that at times the fact that he is towing another vehicle at the back slips out of his mind. This is the point which requires being most alert about. You must always bear in mind to be careful and at all times keep an eye on the towed vehicle making complete use of the rear view and extended side mirrors.
Weather conditions play a vital role when you are carrying an additional bulky vehicle at your back. Strong winds, heavy rain, storm or snow can worsen the condition.
These conditions become a big challenge if you are new to towing. Thus, it is better you go through the weather forecast before you start your journey. You may occasionally fall a victim to sudden climatic changes as well. In such situation all you need to do is to stay calm, not to panic and do exactly as you would have done if you were driving without a towed vehicle just with an addition caution.
The biggest confront while driving tow trucks is taking turns, corners and reverses. You need to be cautiously driving through these areas giving sufficient room to your towing system. Corners and turns should never be made sharply and abruptly but instead must be done sufficiently at a wider angle in a somewhat rounded manner. Reverses can be managed by the use of reversing camera fitted at the rear which is a great help even for experienced tow drivers.
Next important area of caution is maintenance and services.
Whenever you get down at the services it is advisable that along with your tow vehicle you also double check the condition of the towed vehicle especially the tires.
Last but not the least; bear the safety laws and regulations for towing clearly in mind at all times and follow the safety instructions on the road along with strictly abiding by the speed limits.
As a golden tip, get yourself done enough virtual practicing before you start your actual venture as a tow driver. This will not only give you confidence and grip for the actual towing but will also bring to your knowledge the areas that you need to be most careful about.
A cool and stress-free mindset will allow you to debut in your towing experience without making many mistakes.