The "Joe" With A Tow Strap
*Before attempting any towing, please read this whole article. It contains a DISCLOSURE!*
There are several ways to tow a vehicle. You can push or pull a vehicle with another vehicle to a destination by various means. One of those means is using a tow strap.
HOW TO TOW WITH A TOW STRAP?
It's tricky towing a vehicle with a tow strap, heavy duty rope, chain, etc. First you will need to have a vehicle powerful enough to tow the desired vehicle. Two driver's are required to tow using this method.
Typically, here's how you would tow a vehicle with a tow strap:
The "goal" with the tow strap is to keep the strap tight and to accelerate the tow slowly and stop slowly. To do this, both "tower" and "towee: must work in unison.
The "key" is to let the "towee" lead in stopping when need. So, when a stop is needed, the "towee" must brake slowly and "pull" the "tower" to a stop, hence keeping the strap tight.
When pulling back up again, "tower" must slowly accelerate and pull the vehicle. "towee" must maintain the tightness of the strap by giving the "tower" resistance to pull by using the brakes.
Blah, blah, blah... So on and so forth. The bottom line is, do-it-yourself towing with a tow strap IS NOT WORTH IT! Not only is it complicated, it is very unsafe and hazardous to you, others, and your vehicles. DO NOT DO IT!
We are professional tow truck drivers and that's our job. That's what we are here for. Do not attempt to tow your own vehicle! We are not telling you this just so that we can get your business. It's for you and other's safety. It's not worth it trying to save a few dollars and risking harm. In fact, call us and we'll do what we can to get you towed. Just don't let any "joe" out there, yourself, friend, or relative that's not properly trained to attempt to tow your vehicle with a tow strap.
Call us at (808) 425-9250. Let us, the professionals, tow your vehicle safely and securely. Tow strap, HA!