joec1101 - 12/20/2004 3:24 PM
lnguyenh - 12/20/2004 11:50 AM
Why did they have to turn the car around before towing it? Could they just tow it from the position of first picture [?] Using the front wheels/tires as pivots could damage the car.
Any vehicle with an automatic transmission should not be towed with the drive wheels on the ground spinning with the engine off. This can/will fry the trans. That is why when you see a vehicle on a hook, it is usually being towed from the rear end because the rear wheels are the drive wheels.
Some vehicles, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, can be towed with the drive wheels on the ground because you can put the transfer case in neutral, thereby stopping the drive shaft and transmission from spinning.