Towing

State to State Towing

Long-distance towing can be full of risk and hassle, however when done with a reputable company, this type of service can be effortless. Always here, to make your life easier, at Seattle Towing we are never restricted on how far we will tow your vehicle. Which means, your car will get to where it needs to be no matter the distance.

First and foremost, this type of tow can be a liability for any towing company because, unfortunately, with extended distances, there is a greater chance for something unexpected to happen. A reputable tow truck company will work to provide a reliable service with the use of only brand new flatbed trucks and experienced drivers. Ensuring that every car towed for long distances is completely of the ground and is being hauled by an expert who can handle the task, in turn, minimizes the risk of the unexpected and makes for smooth, no-issue, tows. Speaking of drivers, finding a driver that is available to drive for such a long period of time can often lead to a company not being able to fulfill a service request. But, again with a reputable
company you will find that this is never an issue.

Entire teams are treated like family and it makes the drivers happy to get to work. When scheduling a long distance tow, before the service happens it is always important to have all of the details organized. Knowing where the vehicle is going, who it will be dropped of with, and that you are using a reputable service team to tow your car will give you peace of mind that your vehicle will make it safely to the other end. During the vehicle loading process, it is important to see that it is securely tied down and set in place so that it will not move during transport. Professional tow truck drivers that have done numerous state to state tows will know exactly how to do this and will walk you through the process.

The reasons for this kind of service can be anything — buying a new car from a far
away vendor, showing a specialty car at a show, unexpected accidents, having two cars during a move — from picking up a vehicle across state lines to dropping one of to both way tows, you want your tow truck company to work with you, answer your
questions along the way, and communicate with you throughout the drive. Simply put, it will give you the most peace of mind.

Towing To and From Canada

Not a task for just any tow truck company, towing to and from Canada is something
that requires preparation and knowledge of laws. However, for experienced tow teams, cross border transfer is like going to another city located inside the US. With methods and systems in place to ensure smooth crossing — this type of tow is more effortless than you first may think.

Beginning with the trucks and drivers, a team must be fully equipped with the materials needed to cross borderlines. Pro truck drivers will have their enhanced driver’s license or passport up to date at all times. Following that, once you have made a scheduled tow, everything for the truck and the vehicle in tow must be in place — with all appropriate paperwork for customs and border staff, knowledge and analysis of exact routes, as well as checking procedures that include weather, vehicle, and who will receive on the other end. Reputable tow truck services will be able to make you feel comfortable with this job due to their well-rehearsed systems, knowledge, and frequent crossings.

Reputable tow truck services will be able to make you feel comfortable with this job due to their well-rehearsed systems, knowledge, and frequent crossings. When it comes to laws, it is a must to know exactly how towing regulations differ from states to Canada. Actually, as a matter of fact, the laws differ greatly from province to province too. Which makes towing to the north or back a greater liability for any company. However, with some research and understanding of where a vehicle is being towed to and from, this job can be done efficiently. Information like weight, inspection plates, dates of all laws in the area of destination, width, metric conversions are all things that should be checked before departure.

So, If you are moving to a new country, bought a vehicle and now need it brought home, or for any other reason require cross border towing, have no worry if you are working with a reputable company. Things like excellence with experience and preparation, make going to Canada and back an absolute breeze.

Low Clearance Parking Garage Tows

A tight and tricky place, low clearance parking garage tows are not a specialty for many tow truck companies. Requiring tons of expertise, when you need to retrieve a
vehicle for inside a building, heights and widths of passage ways can often turn into a nightmare liability for larger tow trucks.

Truth be told, the liability issues that come along with towing a car, truck, van, 4×4 from a parking garage are pretty immense. Generally, the biggest concern in this situation is. If there is any damage done to the building while towing. And, if there is damage done, it could easily cost the company millions. Then, with such compact space to work in, there is also the concern of damage to the car being towed or the towing company equipment. If you think about it, the risk costs could quickly and easily mount up. On top of that, typically new towing trucks have a clearance of 6ft 9in, which is often larger than the clearance of older parking garages. 

In order to successfully handle a parking garage tow, a company must have a smaller and older tow truck from 1988 or below. These older trucks are modified and require more maintenance, which costs 3 times more a month to care for than a new truck. All to say, a lot of towing fleets do not include a truck that will be able to tow from a parking garage.

With equipment limitations, tight turns, changing levels, blind spots, damage liability — this type of tow can only be done with a towing company that has trained its drivers for such maneuvers as well as provided its driver with the proper low clearance truck and equipment. Finding such a reputable company isn’t hard, simply ask questions, know the height of the parking garage you are in, and let the company carefully handle the job.

Motorcycle Towing

Finding a reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy team to handle motorcycle towing is a dream come true to a bike owner.

The problem with towing a motorcycle is, you can’t just put one on the back of a flatbed, tie it down with regular car straps, and go. If a company does this, it can cause the bike to slip around and the straps could end up creating damage that you — the owner — did not bargain for. Instead professional towing teams will use caddies, cradles, blocks, and suggested tie down points from the manufacturer’s user guides suggestions. Requiring special care and equipment to ensure it arrives at the destination safely, when approaching a motorcycle tow, a specialist will assess your bike as well as the unique situation of why the tow is needed

Generally suggested to use a flatbed for this type of service, once the tow expert has decided the best way to load the bike — winching, wheeling it on, dollies — it will be carefully placed on the flatbed about 2⁄3 of the way to the cab. 

Once there, a caddie is generally used as well as soft ties are placed at various metal attachment areas around the motorcycle, both to keep it in place while in transport. Then the flatbed is moved back into position for travel.

A much safer option than towing on your own in the back of your pickup or trailer, the difference of hiring a professional is the added value to security. There is a certain level of expertise in properly tying down a bike — as a matter of fact, things like angles, never attaching to plastic or handlebars, and putting the kickstand up can make all of the difference in reducing the risk of damage. Even things like covering while towing during harsh weather can save you a lot of money and headache from unnecessary element damage. So, when your motorcycle breakdowns, is in an accident, or the weather turns on you — calling an experienced team that can handle your motorcycle with the utmost of car is one of the wisest things you could do.

Ducati Towing

A motorcycle made with incredible Italian engineering -- when it comes to Ducati Towing, as these two-wheeled speed machines have exposed details that are easily damaged, a tow professional must transport it with knowledge, love, tenderness, and care. More than just a motorcycle, it is widely accepted by many motorcycle consumers that Ducati’s are a piece of art that have been crafted with superiority. Designed for speed and mostly made from carbon fiber and chrome parts, these machines have a tendency to break easily if dropped or bumped too hard. Understanding that each bike and situation will bring a tow driver new sets of towing obstacles, for the inexperienced, Ducati’s and their delicate build as well as ever changing obstacles can lead to damage of your motorcycle. That is why it is always good to ensure the company you work with for towing your bike has not only the tools and equipment but the skills and first hand experience. For the experienced teams, it is known that while loading, tying down, and unloading -- everything must be examined by the driver properly, without fail. For example, once and expert driver has arrived on scene, they will assess the situation and use the proper tools needed to get the bike onto the truck with ease. Knowing things like how to safely load a Ducati bike with a damaged wheel using a caddie and winch, knowledgeable drivers also know things like never cinching the bike with the kick-stand is down, never tying down to plastic, and where the metal frame points are. Hired because they have first hand experience handling expensive and delicate vehicles, most experienced drivers are also trained in the manufacturer's user manual instructions for towing Ducati, which includes using four straps instead of two, hooking behind the wheels, attaching straps so they hold the bike but not touch it and more. The most experienced tow truck teams utilize low profile flatbeds that lower to the ground, motorcycle caddies, and specialized soft straps as well as offer the option of covered towing to minimize any risk of weather damage. Truth be told, you may not always want to ride your bike to and from the garage, to and from a show, during harsh weather or you may not be able to ride it after an accident, if a nail gets stuck in the tire, you just don’t know why it’s not running -- whatever your towing need, having experts to help you will save you time, money, and worry.

Harley Davidson Towing

A motorcycle made with incredible Italian engineering -- when it comes to Ducati Towing, as these two-wheeled speed machines have exposed details that are easily damaged, a tow professional must transport it with knowledge, love, tenderness, and care. More than just a motorcycle, it is widely accepted by many motorcycle consumers that Ducati’s are a piece of art that have been crafted with superiority. Designed for speed and mostly made from carbon fiber and chrome parts, these machines have a tendency to break easily if dropped or bumped too hard. Understanding that each bike and situation will bring a tow driver new sets of towing obstacles, for the inexperienced, Ducati’s and their delicate build as well as ever changing obstacles can lead to damage of your motorcycle. That is why it is always good to ensure the company you work with for towing your bike has not only the tools and equipment but the skills and first hand experience. For the experienced teams, it is known that while loading, tying down, and unloading -- everything must be examined by the driver properly, without fail. For example, once and expert driver has arrived on scene, they will assess the situation and use the proper tools needed to get the bike onto the truck with ease. Knowing things like how to safely load a Ducati bike with a damaged wheel using a caddie and winch, knowledgeable drivers also know things like never cinching the bike with the kick-stand is down, never tying down to plastic, and where the metal frame points are. Hired because they have first hand experience handling expensive and delicate vehicles, most experienced drivers are also trained in the manufacturer's user manual instructions for towing Ducati, which includes using four straps instead of two, hooking behind the wheels, attaching straps so they hold the bike but not touch it and more. The most experienced tow truck teams utilize low profile flatbeds that lower to the ground, motorcycle caddies, and specialized soft straps as well as offer the option of covered towing to minimize any risk of weather damage. Truth be told, you may not always want to ride your bike to and from the garage, to and from a show, during harsh weather or you may not be able to ride it after an accident, if a nail gets stuck in the tire, you just don’t know why it’s not running -- whatever your towing need, having experts to help you will save you time, money, and worry.

BMW Motorbike Towing

Ultimately the most efficient and extraordinary machine in the industry, when it comes to BMW motorcycle towing it requires incredible skill. Having the utmost respect for this German piece of engineering, owners of BMW motorbikes demand performance, safety, and reliability no matter what. Truly a specialized bike, the thing about BMW is that they are the most expensive and are built, unlike any other sports bike. Designers of the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced, BMW bikes are stripped down, having points of contact that are far less and difer from other motorcycles. And, with that, it can be a tricky task for the inexperienced tow truck driver to securely transport these machines. Seemingly a simple service, if done incorrectly, it can turn into your worst nightmare. The bike can fall while transporting due to improper strap placement and damage the frame, the truck could not be low profile enough and bump or scratch the wheels while loading -- honestly, the potential for disaster is huge when a tow company is not prepared or experienced in handling these unique BMW rigs. On the other hand, when working with an experienced tow truck driver that has hands-on knowledge of BMW as well as the manufacturer user manual’s instructions for towing, you will feel relieved. An experienced driver will examine your specific situation and load your bike according to the safest way possible. From using dollies and winch when a wheel is damaged as well as caddies and blocks for security during travel to having weight on the bike when tying down, all methods are used with professional strategy. Typically in a normal BMW motorcycle tow a low profile flatbed truck is used along with soft straps intended to reduce risk of damage. A driver will lower the bed to the ground, load the bike 2⁄3 of the way to the cab, secure it using pro techniques, raise the bed, and go. The most important part of this entire process is making sure the bike is stable -- something only expert drivers can do with certainty. A job for the professionals -- in times when you suddenly find yourself halfway up a mountain and your motorbike just isn’t safe to ride due to failed ABS pumps or when your carburetor just isn't doing its job and your bike is stalling, you need BMW towing experts that you can rely on without a second thought or worry.

Aprilia Towing

From an exclusive Aprilia racing bike to a scooter, mile after mile, the Italian craftsmanship of this brand is something to applaud and cherish. Mostly boasting racing suspensions and frames, when towing the high-end range of Aprilia, these machines require expert towing skills and knowledge. A wonderful company that makes a variety of bikes, Aprilla is known for their fast and lightweight build and diversity. For example, the RSV4 1100 Factory bike features delicate carbon on its front panels, the exhaust terminal guard, the aerodynamic appendages, and the front tank cover. On top of that, a newer signature of the Aprilia brand, riders have a choice factor that allows the owner to customize suspension calibration. This customization, inturn, means when transporting in tow, one bike will be vastly diferent from the next. Even when it comes to this brand’s scooters, Aprilla showcases a number of styles that are designed extremely diferent from others. Take the SRV 850 ABS compared to the SR Motard 50 -- the first has an exhaust system that is completely free of the frame while the second is electric. For tow truck drivers that are not experienced with such changing specifications, towing can lead to improperly loading, unloading, and tying down the bike -- therefore damage. However, when you work with a team that not only has the skill and experience of Aprilia but the knowledge of the recommended technical preference of the manufacturer's user manual for each model, you can expect security during every tow. For such specialty bikes, professional companies will use low profile flatbed tow trucks. Once on the scene the driver will inspect the bike, asses if there is any damage, examine where it is located, and figure out the best way to put it onto the back of the truck. Using tools like a motorcycle dolly and winch or just wheeling it on, the bike will be placed around 2⁄3 of the way on the flatbed. Once there, the driver will secure it down snugly with soft straps only to the metal ties, use a cradle to hold it in place, and blocks if necessary. As a proud owner of an Aprilia motorcycle, you want to know your favorite rig is being transported with extreme care by people who know what they are doing. Avoiding unwanted damage begins when you choose to work with professionals.

Triumph Towing

An interesting set of machines, fans of the Triumph call these bikes robust speed demons. Thought to be one of the most durable brands on the road, it so happens that normally they are only in need of a tow when an accident occurs or a flat tire. Legendary road bikes, the newest generations of Triumph combine the highest level of specification and technology. Featuring the strongest torque of any production motorbike, the mechanics are all designed to save weight in every possible way. With unique entirely aluminum frames and forward-facing air intakes, these bikes also have innovative three-header exhaust runs that all combine to make towing diferent from traditional two-wheeled rides. Therefore, due to the case of usually only needing tows after a breakdown or mishap as well as their incredible design, the tow team you trust must be highly experienced. Demanding to be maneuvered in cases like when an axle is broken or a wheel busted means a winch and a dolly will most likely be used. As each situation for a towing Triumph is diferent and requires patience, an experienced driver that is armed with knowledge of the manufacturer's user manual suggestions for towing will know exactly how to deal with your beloved road bike. As your tow professional arrives on the scene you can expect them to check your ride thoroughly and determine the best way to load it safely. Once loaded, your bike is typically propped up right with a motorcycle caddy and secured down with soft straps at 45 degree angles away from the body. This whole process is made easier with the use of a professional flatbed low-profile tow truck that lowers to the ground. Every step of the way ensuring the do whatever is possible to remove even more risk of damage, your driver will use skill and patience to get the job done. As such a popular choice for motorcycle lovers, many tow companies claim they have the techniques to handle such a service. To guarantee you are only getting the best, watch carefully and ask questions when you have a concern.

Classic and Vintage Vehicle Tows

Designed and engineered in a different time, at a different level — towing classic and vintage vehicles brings a whole new set of risks, tricks, and challenges. Requiring a little more time to prepare for, true tow professionals will ensure to inquire about all the specific details of your vehicle. When first designed, vintage and classic cars were not intended to be towed. At times, these cars and trucks can look huge and sturdy but in reality, to load and unload these machines it is far more technical and fragile. Often too low or too long to
be towed with a standard flatbed, a fleet of low profile flatbeds come in very handy for this task. Keeping in mind that safety, as well as care, is a huge issue when towing vintage, for this service it is advised to only use our specially designed fabric bridals and a combination of both soft axle straps with long v-straps. Stickily avoiding the use of chain bridals and traditional j-hooks, experts at towing classic and vintage cars will know how delicate these large machines are and how to tie them down with extreme caution — not to mention extra precision while loading and unloading. For example, a 1930-5 Rolls Royce often has an ignition timing that is incorrect and the carburetor may give too much of and jerk. 

Therefore, these cars should not be simply driven onto the flatbed, if they stall or bump while loading unexpected damage may occur. Instead, they should be carefully,  winched onto the bed by using only the most secure part of the frame. With a campaign tag slogan like, “The most expensive and most uneconomical car in the world!” — one must handle a Rolls Royce, new or old, with deliberate avoidance of harm. Now take a vintage 80’s Aston Martin Lagonda for example. Produced at a time when the engine was being revamped, these machines have power but lacked the body structure that the cars of today have. Featuring independent suspension in the front and de-dion axle suspension in the back, when loading and unloading it must be known that they are meant for straight, smooth roads not bumps. So the ramp must be as flat to the ground as possible.

As an inexperienced tow driver may not know the details of take them time to research user manuals of vintage cars, experienced drivers will have hands on
knowledge of vintage cars as well as stop before a tow to look into the exact details of the vehicle. Trusting someone to handle your prized collectors item should not leave you feeling concerned or worried.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Towing

The innovation of hybrid and electric vehicles has turned into something rather incredible to watch over the years. More than just an inexpensive Prius, in reality
some major luxury brands are producing incredible non-gas powered machines. Machines that need experts to handle them in the case of malfunction or accident.

As adaption of vehicle design seems to happen almost at a daily pace, towing hybrid
and electric vehicles is never the same as the last. For example, the Cyber-Truck and the Ford Mustang Mach-E both scream power and the future of upcoming automotive engineering design but both have drastically different design. Looking at Tesla’s truck, its boxy exterior is made of a heavy duty ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel skin with armor glass — just one glance at it and you know it means business. As powerful as you feel while driving, it has the same power and strength underneath. The only thing, when it stalls this heavy weight takes power and skill to winch up and pull onto a flatbed safely. Only expert tow truck drivers that not only have experience but first hand knowledge of the manufacturer’s user manual will be able to complete a tow of this monster wheeled truck. 

As the Mach-E is also known for its power, this is a sleek 4×4 that has front and rear motors for individual wheel
functionality. Designed to take on tough terrain, the difficulty of towing it comes from the all-wheel drive suspension and low-profile wheels. Once stalled, this car also requires power and technique to winch it onto the back of a flatbed.

Utilizing whatever premium tools are needed to get the job done with superiority, a
skillful tow company driver will first examine the situation. Once the location and assessment of any damage is done, the driver will then decide if dollies are needed or not for your hybrid/electric car. After that, depending on the brand and make of the vehicle, chain bridals and traditional j-hooks may be used. If the car is delicate, it is standard to employ luxury class straps that reduce the risk of damage.

Servicing your electric or hybrid towing needs requires the knowledge of a trained driver who has worked with such kinds of cars in the past. Minimize the risk of damage, work with professionals who know and have a passion for your specific car.

AWD and 4WD Towing

Unlike the popular assumption that towing AWD and 4WD is a traditional service, when it comes to this job it requires a totally unique and differential set of synchronizations. Not a job for the inexperienced, there are a variety of methods that can be used to achieve towing your AWD/4WD effortlessly out of any situation.

Designed to reach a diverse level of performance, these rugged vehicles are often advised by manufacturers to be towed on flatbeds. However, you may find yourself in
situations where a flatbed is just not usable. For example, when stuck between two care, stalled in an ally or parking garage, or a side street. And, in these cases, the only option for a towing professional is to think creatively and rely on their skills. Things like lift and dollies are often used while other options like switch it to 2H and hook it up with the back wheels might come it to play. Having knowledge of how to tow vehicles with AWD is something most tow companies can achieve,

but only the experts can do it professionally while minimizing the risk of damage due to the wheels all moving together.

A common 4 wheel drive vehicle that many people enjoy driving is the 4Runner. There are many things to know about this car before towing it. For example, the steering wheel can not be turned once the car is stopped or how to make sure the parking brake is of as well as what the warning buzzers are. As a heavier vehicle, this one can not easily be towed on its two back wheels with a wrecker, where smaller four wheel drive cars that can switch two wheel drive can.

No matter the tough situation you find your car in, we will work to the best of our skills
to get it out safely and efficiently. Offering service 24/7, when you call Seattle Towing
for a lift, we are fully equipped to serve you.

Toolbox and Special Equipment Towing

Never a usual service, when dealing with toolbox and special equipment tows, it all comes down to coverage, adaptability, and knowledge. Requiring meticulous skills to handle such valuable transports, Seattle Towing has the experience and the liability to handle it.

The truth is that any tow truck company can easily get General Liability Insurance of 2M to 5M for a couple of hundred dollars a year. But, this kind of coverage does not cover the equipment if it is damaged during the tow service. In reality, damage is covered under what is called hook cargo coverage which falls under Auto Liability Insurance. Mandatory for any tow truck company to have, hook cargo coverage for over 500K of product, costs thousands of dollars a year. 

So often you will find that many tow companies opt for lower coverage and skip mentioning how much they are actually insured for.  Not the case with Seattle Towing, we have full coverage for special equipment and toolboxes that cost above 250K and more. We also train our staff to handle such services with the utmost care and skill. This way, all of our bases are covered and we can minimize the risk of any damage happening.

To ensure your satisfaction with all your towing needs, we take the time to equip our fleet properly and insure our ability so that we can handle even the most expensive tows. Also always transparent and reliable, every step of the way you are always
informed and up to date on delivery times.

Boat and Trailer Tows

Helping to turn a challenging situation into an easy job, Seattle Towing has come up with a simple method for Boat and Trailer Tows. Considering that this type of service is usually an emergency, we are always on hand 24/7 to accept your call.

A service designed to help owners of small boats that are towed with a personal SUV or pickup — the issue here is not when the vehicle towing the boat breaks down. In those times you can simply call a friend or family member to hitch up and go. In reality, the issue is actually when the trailer holding a boat breaks down, usually with a popped tire or broken axle.

 In these moments you are faced with a heavy and very expensive piece of equipment on top of a nonfunctional trailer. Traditionally a patience and skill testing situation, the team at Seattle Towing has developed a simple applied mathematics technique to solve the job with superior ease.

You never know when your trailer might have an issue, you could be on the side of the road, pulling out of the water, or at home in your driveway. Instead of struggling to handle the situation on your own or with inexperienced towing companies, having Seattle Towing on your side will lead to swift fixes to the problem.

Golf Cart Towing

A standard service, Golf Cart Towing is one of Seattle Towing’s most straightforward jobs. If you are a facility manager or a private owner, we are equipped to meet your towing needs anywhere and the way you require it.
Lightweight and hassle-free to maneuver, we find that our feet of low profile and dependable tow trucks work perfectly for this job. Requiring no special equipment,
once loaded we use regular car straps to secure the cart. 

At Settle Towing we believe there is never a job too big for too small — if you are ever unsure if we will be able to handle your request we insist you reach out and ask. Our highly trained staff has the skill and knowledge to help you out of whatever towing situation you may need.