The Tow Hook

asian tow hooksThe tow hook I’m writing about today is an eyebolt that is placed near your spare tire in the back of your car. The original tow hook has become an important item to keep with your car as you never know when you’ll need to have your car towed. Cars have changed over the past ten years. Car manufacturers have made it so the tow hook aides the flatbed towing of your car. Now those car manufacturers have introduced this flatbed towing aide, cars have become lower. The traditional places to put tow hooks on your car have changed. It’s not impossible to flatbed tow your car without this eyebolt/tow hook. There is still a way to tow your flatbed tow your car.

This tow hook screws into the front bumper of your car and the cable from the tow truck attach to the hook. This eliminates the need to put hooks on the undercarriage of your car. Using this tow hook eliminates the pressure of the cable under your front bumper. If you don’t use the tow hook, the flatbed tow truck can be a second option because it has a very good load angle. Mission Valley Towing flatbed tow truck has an eleven-degree load which is very good compared to other flatbed tow trucks.

Mission Valley Towing stocks over 15 different OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tow hooks for many different cars on the road today. Many models of one manufacturer may use the same toe hook. Sometimes different tow hooks can work with different manufacturers. Mission Valley Towing does not stock all OEM tow hooks. Just a big share of needed OEM tow hooks. It’s still up to the vehicle owner to supply the tow hook for his/her car. Some of the Asian brand tow hooks include Acura, Infinity, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Toyota, and Mazda. Some of the European brand tow hooks include BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Jaguar, Volvo, and Audi.

Having Your Own Spare Tire

When you get a flat tire on your vehicle, it’s up to you ( the car owner) to supply the spare tire. If you picked up a nail in the meat of your tire, possibly, your tire could be repaired roadside. If your tire isn’t repairable, your car will need to be towed to a tire shop. Most all tire shops will have closed at 8 pm.