Flatbed tow is dragging FWD vehicle by the cable up onto the flatbed, and then bringing the car off the Flatbed to the police ground.
First Case :
- The transmission in Neutral
- Parking Brake is Released
While it's being dragged to/out of the flatbed.
100% no damage according to car manufacturer manuals (Flatbed is the best method of Towing) and it will cause no damage if it done like that.
But what if
The transmission in Neutral
Parking Brake is on
Does it stress the transmission the same way as the first case while the car is being dragged forcibly to and out of the flatbed ?
Does it cause any damage to the transmission ?
The police may wan to take my vehicle by flatbed while I am not there. I really need your help.
I have two options :
- Transmission on Neutral and Parking Brake is on
- Transmission on Parking and Parking Brake is Released
Obviously I can't make the them both (Parking Brake Released and the Transmission on) because I am risking my car. It may fall from the flatbed and be damaged.
Any comments and advice is much appreciated.