When it comes to towing a car, there are a number of options, from a wheel lift to a full-sized flatbed tow truck. That said, not every option is best for every application.
When it comes to towing a car from one area to another around a lot, anything that takes a lot of time to use or takes up too much room is not going to be the best use for your business. That’s where a forklift wrecker attachment comes in.
But before we get to that, let’s look at all the towing options and discuss which is actually the cheapest way to tow a car.
Renting a tow truck or hiring a tow truck service is one option for towing vehicles across a lot but it can cost a lot of money and be a huge hassle. For auto garages and impound lots, having a service come out each time you need a car moved is not exactly convenient. You have to wait for them to get there and time is money. Not to mention what you have to pay each time they come out.
Renting or even buying a tow truck for your business can be more cost-effective, but the size can be difficult to maneuver and store when it’s not in use.
Tow trucks are better for towing cars over long distances or towing cars or trucks from the street to a service garage.
Vehicle Carrier Trailer
A vehicle carrier trailer tows multiple vehicles at a time which can make it very convenient and efficient. They are also reliable and ensure the cars won’t receive any damage when being moved.
But while they can carry many vehicles and take them to another part of a lot, they can be quite expensive and not very practical for small spaces. If you have a lot with narrow aisles or not much room to move, a vehicle carrier trailer is likely not the best option.
Another option is a long-distance trailer. It works for most vehicles and as the name suggests, is perfect for moving vehicles over long distances. But when you’re simply looking to move a car from one area to another in a car lot, even if it’s a fairly large lot, a long-distance trailer isn’t practical.
They can also be on the expensive side compared to other options and they can take up quite a bit of space that you may not have.
Forklift Wrecker Attachment
A forklift wrecker attachment like the Forklift Wrecker is by far the cheapest way to tow a car from one end of a lot to another. It’s perfect for short distances, is easy to use, and can simply be added to a forklift you already have. And if that forklift breaks down, you just need to move the attachment to another one and you’re up and running again.
To use it, you simply push the attachment under the wheels of the vehicle you want to move and then lift and secure the wheels in place. Then you can move it anywhere you want to go on the lot and you don’t have to worry about damaging the car. It will save you a lot of time.
Generally, this attachment is great for auto lots, auction lots, body shops, impound lots, and service garages that are working on different cars throughout the day. And since you own the attachment, you don’t have to constantly pay a fee for a tow truck service.
Additionally, because a forklift is much smaller than a tow truck, this option makes it much easier to maneuver cars into tight spaces and crowded lots.
If you’re hoping to reduce your towing business’s operating costs, consider investing in a Forklift Wrecker Attachment. With a relatively low upfront cost, and a guarantee to last for years, this tool is one of the most cost-effective towing solutions on the market. Contact our team today to learn more.
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