Towing a car can be an exciting experience, but it's essential to take the necessary safety precautions. Before setting off, it's important to check the load and stay alert and focused while driving. Never tow a car with someone inside, as this can make it difficult to control and see clearly. Additionally, wheel chocks must always be ready during any aircraft towing operation. When towing a vehicle, you should never drive over any potholes or bumps, as this could cause the car to shake and break the suction cup on the tow bar.
If you don't have the right equipment, you should arrange for a professional towing service to complete the job safely. It's also essential to follow the vehicle's owner's manual and make sure that the tow vehicle is properly equipped for towing. Towing platforms can be a great option for front-wheel-drive vehicles, as they allow the front wheels to turn freely while being towed. During all aircraft towing procedures, including while transporting the aircraft, it is critical to maintain clear communication between all members of the runway towing team. The towing vehicle must maintain a reasonable speed that does not exceed the speed at which the members of the team are walking. Keep all safety equipment handy while towing the car, including a tire jack, cat holders for cars, and tow straps or towing platforms.
If towing vehicles start to swerve or show signs of instability, it's time to suspend the car's trailer. Tow ropes are an economical option for short-distance trailers, but they require both drivers to be trained and coordinated to ensure safe towing. When your vehicle has two wheels lifted off the ground while you're trying to tow another vehicle, you don't need to go fast, as this can cause you and the driver you are towing to lose control of the situation. Secondly, if you want to tow an automatic car with the drive wheels in contact with the road, read the manual on towing restrictions carefully, as you risk damaging the transmission system. If this is your first time towing, it's essential that you start by reading both the owner's manual for both the tow vehicle and the vehicle being towed. As a crane driver, fleet manager, or owner of a towing company, you must comply with many laws established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).