How to Tow a Car Long Distance

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Towing a car long distance requires you to follow a very specific process. Tow a car a long distance with help from an expert in the automotive industry in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Today, we're going to talk about towing your car a long distance. This particular car, 2001 Chrysler Sebring, if we were going to flat tow it, when I say that, I mean all four wheels would be on the ground and we'd be towing it with a bar or some sort of an apparatus that was hooked to another vehicle. You're going to want to use extreme caution. The back wheels have no trouble turning, as the bearings are self lubricating. But as the front wheels turn and the engine is not running, the bearings inside the transmission aren't being lubricated properly and you could ruin your transmission. If you must tow a car like this, over a long distance, flat tow, we'll need to install an apparatus that cycles the transmission fluid through all the bearings so that we don't damage our transmission. The very best way to tow a car like this a long distance, more than a few miles, is to put it on a trailer or have a professional towing service move it for you. Before towing any vehicles, you should always consult your owners manual to see what the manufacturer's recommended procedure is for towing your vehicle. And these are a few tips for towing your car a long distance. I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


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