Towing a vehicle is caused by malfunctions and lack of independent movement. Another reason could be an unexpectedly running out of fuel. In such cases, the car is towed to a parking lot or gas station. During towing, different types of hitching are used.

A flexible hitch is the grip of two cars with a flexible or folding cable. The adjustable hitch is the simplest type of coupling, and it has many limitations:

• The distance between the tractor and the driven car should be from 4 to 6m.

• It is forbidden to carry passengers in a driven vehicle.

There are some features when towing cars with a manual transmission (manual transmission) and for vehicles with an automatic transmission (electronic communication). A driving instructor will preliminarily teach tow drivers how to tow.

A rigid coupling is the clutch of two cars with a straight metal rod of cylindrical shape, or a triangular metal rod. The unyielding grip is unacceptable for cars. Their design does not allow to fix massive rigorous traction. When towing a rigid hitch, the following rules apply:

Traction length for towing should be no more than 4 m.
• The presence of a driver in a driven vehicle with a “triangle” hitch is desirable, but not necessary;
• Towing on a firm grip is permissible in icy conditions on slippery roads.


Partial loading towing:


In Costa Mesa Towing, the front or rear of the driven car is installed. The latter is possible with excellent steering. Slave transport is fixed, which excludes its movement relative to the tug.

The dimensions of the tractor should not be exceeded, and light signals should be visible. The general loading of one vehicle into the body of another is not considered towing but is the transportation of goods.


Partial Loading Restrictions:

The shipping of people in a driven car and the shape of a host is prohibited;
The partial loading method allows towing slave vehicles with damaged steering.

The hitch provides suspension of the front axle of the driven car. At the same time, it is necessary to secure the towed car to exclude its swinging and uncoupling.

Rules for towing traffic rules:

There should be a driver in the slave car while driving, which controls the behavior and management of its vehicles.

The dipped headlights should be on the tractor at any time of the day. On the slave transport, an alarm should be turned on, or there should be a visible warning sign at the back of the car.