A winch out service is when a tow truck is used to pull a vehicle because it is stuck in mud, sand, water, ditches, snow, or uneven pavement that causes a loss in traction, and a small parking barrier, or any other inoperable substance. For a winch out to be done by Carlisle Towing (or your local tow company), the vehicle cannot be more than 100’ from a surface that is paved as they can be only done from an area that is “reasonably accessible.” They are not very easy to do, so be sure that the tow company has the equipment that they need to perform the task and the experience and skill that is needed as well. You should also ask them if their company is certified and licensed because this service is very specialized.
When you are calling a tow company to do a winch out, they will need to know a lot of information about your cars present location. They need to know how bad the problem is prior to them leaving their shop. Along with the description of the place where your car currently is (including the address if you know it), they will need to know how much it weighs.
They also need to know if you had to leave your car behind to call them, how far your car is from a paved surface, and if any of your tires are still on the road. It will be helpful to them if you can also tell them what happened to get your car stuck and the conditions of where you are.
A winch out is also different from a recovery. The purpose of a winch out is to bring a car back to a position so the owner can drive it again. If a car is in need of a recovery, that means that it has been damaged and is in need of repairs before it can be driven again.
It is possible that you can get your car out without needing a winch out. If it is off the road or very stuck in the mud, snow, sand, ditches, or uneven pavement that it is not possible for you to move it on your own, then a winch out may be your only option. On the other hand, if you are stuck in mud, and you think that you can get your car out of the mud by yourself, there is a plan that you can follow to move your car.
To try and remove your car from mud by yourself, the first thing that you need to do is to put it in a low gear. Then you need to gently move your car backwards and forwards. It will also be helpful if you can find something that will help you create traction like tiny tree branches or your car floor mats and then put them under your car tires to create traction. You should never spin the tires of your car as it will only make the problem worse. If your vehicle is still stuck after trying this, please give us a call and our professional staff will come to where you are and help you. Our tow company can provide you with winch out services anywhere in the Carlisle area. No matter whether you have a small car or a large commercial, we have the equipment that is needed to get your car unstuck. In the majority of cases, you will be in need of a winch out after an accident or incident and you will be more than ready to leave the area you are at.