Having a car is helpful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And unfortunately, we know very well, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. Nevertheless, between a car that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the results are going to be quite different. Whatever the case, a Lincoln Navigator that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the closest garage. In this article we will explain how to tow a Lincoln Navigator, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To achieve this, first we will look at the rules to adhere to when towing a Lincoln Navigator, then how to tow a Lincoln Navigator yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.
The rules to adhere to if you want to tow an Lincoln Navigator
It is in fact possible to tow your car. Nevertheless, if you want to go into towing a Lincoln Navigator you will have to adhere to some rules. We present them to you just below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Lincoln Navigator may endanger yourself and other motorists if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both vehicles, a high speed will not allow you to predict possible challenges 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 sure that the Lincoln Navigator and the car towing it are properly lined up, to keep a good behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both vehicles.
- If the Lincoln Navigator being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate connected to the first car so that you can alert the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Lincoln Navigator by yourself
Now that you have learned the basic specifications for securely towing a Lincoln Navigator, we will learn you the different ways to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Lincoln Navigator, as ropes, straps or other products are not appropriate 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 types of existing tow bars to tow your Lincoln Navigator, 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 vehicles, which will let you to connect them together with the tow bar.
- Check that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
- Have functional signalling on the Lincoln Navigator to be towed.
These are the regulation to adhere to if you want to tow your Lincoln Navigator. Nevertheless keep in mind that this alternative 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 Lincoln Navigator towed by a specialist
Finally, last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Lincoln Navigator in good conditions, it keeps the most logical remedy, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This might sound like an expensive solution, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services totally free. Here are the points to verify on your insurance contract before calling a tow truck:
- That the distance between your home and the place of breakdown is matching with the mileage included in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Check that the problems you are being confronted with are well taken care of by your insurer.
- Finally, verify the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the info you need to tow your Lincoln Navigator in good conditions.
If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Lincoln Navigator, do not hesitate to consult our Lincoln Navigator category.