Towing is the process of moving an item, usually a vehicle of varying sizes, and moving it from one location to another location. This process is often accomplished by a vehicle that has, what is called, towing applications.

A vehicle that has these forms of applications has a motor that has the proper horsepower and torque to accomplish the movement of an item with high weight or poundage. To understand how a vehicle is able to move something with so much weight when the moving vehicle itself does not have as much weight behind it, one must have a basic working understanding of physics. A vehicle of any means can follow the principles in physics and has more power to pull an item than it does with pushing an item.

Instruments used for Towing

 A modernized tow truck is used to complete the task of moving vehicles from one area, typically a vehicular accident, to another area, typically a mechanics garage for repair.

There are of course other applications for moving a vehicle. Sometimes a vehicle is brought to an automobile auction and vehicles are purchased by buyers. Often times these vehicles are not in proper working condition as they can be considered antique or classic cars that need to be moved to the buyer’s garage for mechanical reconstruction or repair

      Another application is moving heavy machinery from one location to another. Heavy machinery is used on various construction sites and is oftentimes very large and heavy. These machines are not equipped for travel on highways as their vehicles do not have the capability to go at such high speeds. They also do not have proper tires for highway travel. Therefore, these vehicles must be transported by using a towing vehicle that will transport and deliver them from one construction job to another.

Finally, repossessions of vehicles are completed by tow trucks. First, repossessions by banks or credit unions when a lease fails to make payments on a vehicle. The bank or credit union will arrange for repossession of the vehicle by towing the vehicle. Second, police officers utilize tow trucks when having a vehicle removed during an arrest of the owner of the vehicle or during the cleanup after an accident that makes the vehicle not driveable. Finally, the removal of vehicles occurs when vehicles are found parked in illegally marked parking areas. The vehicle gets a place at a large parking lot which is charged to the owner on a daily fee schedule in what is called an impound.

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