Tow trucks are quite complicated. After all, they don’t just need to have the physical strength to tow a car, after all. Tow trucks function more by using special attachments on the car to secure it to the bed of the truck, with hooks and pins. This “tow” also raises the car off the ground, allowing it to be pushed or lifted into the waiting truck. It’s a much more efficient way of moving a vehicle, but it’s also more complicated than most people think.
Most towing systems use a special bracket system to secure the wheels. This is a simple system based mostly on axles, but there are other things used as well, including chains, winches, transmissions, and more. All of these things can cause damage if they’re not working properly, so it’s always a good idea to buy a quality tow vehicle to avoid any problems in the future.