3 Different Types Of Tow Trucks And Their Benefits


3 Different Types Of Tow Trucks And Their Benefits

A lot of us have been subjected to the unfortunate encounter of a tow truck or a Slide car [รถสไลด์, which is the term in Thai] at least once in our lifetime. These were, perhaps, incidents where we unintentionally parked in a no-parking zone, or other such instances. 

Tow trucks are meant to displace improperly parked vehicles to an appropriate area. In some areas, these are known as Lorries or breakdown trucks. Their use remains the same no matter what name they have. 

However, did you know that there are several kinds of tow trucks available for use? Not all of them are the same! Let us look at three of the many types of tow trucks in the market at present. 

  • Flatbed Tow Truck

A flatbed tow truck or Slide car Sai Mai [รถสไลด์สายไหม, term in Thai] is quite similar to the traditional tow truck you are used to seeing. However, it is different in the way that it has a much larger bed for vehicles than the average normal tow truck. Its bed can be slid in and out of the truck without much heavy physical labor. This is used for loading and unloading the vehicles on and off the truck.

A major benefit of such trucks is that the flatbed can be easily lifted on and off the truck. Another is that if your car has no hope of being able to drive on its own, it can be loaded onto the truck and the destroyed parts can be lifted.

  • Hook And Chain Tow Truck

This is perhaps the most popular kind of Slide car out there. If you think of a tow truck and imagine a huge vehicle that pulls your car down the road, this is what you are thinking of. There is a hook on an axle attached to the back of the truck which helps pull any vehicle down the road.

The biggest benefit of such trucks is that the damage caused to the car that is being lifted is minimized. This damage is otherwise caused by lifting the car on and off the truck, which can be avoided through a hook. 

  • Wheel Lift Tow Truck

These kinds of tow trucks are exactly what their name suggests. This is, in reality, very similar to the hook and chain tow truck. However, there are no hooks required for such trucks. These trucks use a device called the yoke, which is attached under the front wheels of a car for dragging it to a destination. 

A major benefit of such tow trucks is that they help avoid any unnecessary damage to the front bumper of a car. This is owing to the lack of any chain for attaching the car. Moreover, such tow trucks are extremely simple and quick to use. If a car needs to be lifted in a time-efficient manner, look no further than a wheel lift tow truck.


Although there are various kinds of Slide car Sai Mai available, the one best suited for your business depends on your needs and the benefits you are looking for by using a certain type of tow truck. The above-mentioned tow trucks are all beneficial in their regard, so the one best suited for your business depends on your requirements!

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