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Old 12-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Can you tow an AWD car without a flatbed?

Wife's legacy won't start. Might be due to the fact it was -10 over night and we haven't driven it in a few days. Yes, our bad. Might have to look at an engine block heater.

Anyway, she called AAA, told them that if they had to tow it she wanted a flatbed. Guy tried to give her some speal that they have a special way of towing AWD cars.

Is the guy full of crap, or is there some way they can tow an AWD car without screwing it?
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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yea, he can use tow dollies with a normal tow truck and be fine. just as long as all the wheels are off the ground.

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Old 12-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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yea, he can use tow dollies with a normal tow truck and be fine. just as long as all the wheels are off the ground.

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Thats what I thought. I'm hoping the car will start and the tow will not be needed.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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You can even tow with all 4 wheels on the ground...The only "no no" is two wheels up and two wheels down. (even then you could just disconnect the driveshaft)
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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What's so difficult about a flatbed?
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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I wouldn't risk towing without a flatbed but in the Manual for my STi it says to...

Put car in neutral (obviously..)
Set DCCD to 100% Unlocked (All the way back)

and you'd be fine... buttt most tow trucks here are flat beds so i dont worry about it.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:28 PM   #7
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flatbed is prob more expensive.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #8
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flatbed is prob more expensive.
Not if he's using AAA like he mentioned.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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well if you have AAA they shouldn't (correct me if im wrong) charge you extra for a flatbed. My question is have you used AAA towing services mroe than a couple times this year? if so then it would be costly for a flatbed. ... I have flatbedded <====(doesn't look right)? my wrx twice in the last 3 months, which is terrible but AAA didnt charge me a cent. you just need to make sure you are within their i think it is 10 mile towing range. just my $.02

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Old 12-26-2007, 08:24 PM   #10
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I drive a tow truck (rollback/flatbed) for a company that is a AAA facilaty. AAA will not charge extra for a flatbed if the car needs to be flatbeded (ie. awd, 4wd 2 falts, etc.) and yes you can dolly a vehicle, but AAA doesnt pay the facility extra for the hastle.
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