You leave a store and find your car towed maybe with special tow truck and slide car (รถยกรถสไลด์เฉพาะกิจ which is the term in Thai). It is being towed. And now? Here are some tips on acting and what to do in cases like this.
- Is It Expensive?
The fine is paid for stopping in an inappropriate location, removal, fee per km driven, and daily parking fee.
Inspectors take an average of 35 minutes to tow.
- How And Where Can It Take Place?
You make a quick stop at a prohibited place, and when you come back, your car is no longer there. It could have been squeaked. Vehicles parked in double rows, prohibited parking places indicated by signs, pedestrian crossings, in front of lowered curbs, on sidewalks, and at bus stops are at risk.
- What Is The Winch Called?
When the traffic agent sees the car in any of the situations above, he calls the tow truck to tow it to a yard. Employees put all four wheels on “skates” to drag it to the winch. In Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, inspectors usually photograph the car in a prohibited location before removal and then seal it to ensure the originality of the state in which it was found.
For automatic cars, towing on platform winches is recommended, those in which the vehicle has all four wheels stopped on the truck. If the driver does not know the car’s traction, there will be mechanical problems if the wheels responsible for traction rotate for long distances with the engine off.
If it is essential to drive a car with automatic transmission, the driver must place the lever in the “N” position. But it can’t run more than three or four kilometers like that, at the risk of damage to gearbox components.
Extra Tips For Towing A Vehicle
A good tip to make your work easier is if you have carabiners, use them anywhere the rope can pass; this helps to reduce friction and makes the service much easier. It also reduces the chance that the rope will break and let you down.
Furthermore, the type of rope you will also use directly influences the final result, as a climbing rope, for example, is not very good for this type of service. Prefer nylon ropes for this type of situation.