Having an automobile is useful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And sadly, we know very well, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. However, between a car that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the repercussions are going to be quite different. In any case, a Buick LaCrosse that doesn’t drive is difficult to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the nearest garage area. In this content page we will describe how to tow a Buick LaCrosse, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To get this done, first we will look at the rules to adhere to when towing a Buick LaCrosse, then how to tow a Buick LaCrosse yourself, and finally, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.
The rules to adhere to if you want to tow an Buick LaCrosse
It is obviously possible to tow your car. However, if you want to go into towing a Buick LaCrosse you will have to adhere to some protocols. We present them to you just below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your Buick LaCrosse may put at risk yourself and other users if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not enable you to predict possible problems and the towed car may enter the first one
- Limit yourself to short distance journeys. If you have to travel several dozen kilometres, it is better to call a breakdown service.
- When towing, try to be certain that the Buick LaCrosse and the car towing it are properly lined up, to keep up a good behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
- If the Buick LaCrosse being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate linked to the first car so that you can warn the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Buick LaCrosse by yourself
Now that you have discovered the basic protocols for safely towing a Buick LaCrosse, we will present you the different techniques to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Buick LaCrosse, as ropes, straps or other products are not suitable and will only risk you having an accident. If the towing device is flexible, you risk hitting the towing car. It will be better to buy a towing bar.
- You can use one of the three kinds existing tow bars to tow your Buick LaCrosse, telescopic bars (40 to 50 euros), folding bars (30 to 100 euros) and standard bars (30 to 40 euros).
- Check that you have two towing rings on the cars, which will allow you to connect them together with the tow bar.
- Check that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
- Have functioning signalling on the Buick LaCrosse to be towed.
These are the rules to adhere to if you want to tow your Buick LaCrosse. However remember that this remedy should only be used for short distances to avoid a more expensive towing, if you have a long distance to cover we advise you to browse the following section.
Have your Buick LaCrosse towed by a specialist
Finally, last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Buick LaCrosse in good conditions, it remains the most reasonable remedy, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may look like an expensive choice, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services free of charge. Here are the points to check on your insurance contract before calling a tow truck:
- That the distance between your home and the place of breakdown is in accordance with the mileage shown in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Check that the concerns you are facing are well taken care of by your insurer.
- At last, check the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the information you need to tow your Buick LaCrosse in good conditions.
Whenever you have any further questions about the Buick LaCrosse, do not hesitate to consult our Buick LaCrosse category.