Published On: November 7th, 20180 Comments

Gardenstate Towing are experts in towing all types of vehicles – boats, caravans, cars, trailers – you name it and we can tow it. In fact, there’s no situation where we’ve been unable to tow a vehicle for you. We pride ourselves in being able to help fellow Melburnians out of sticky situations.

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Of course, with summer approaching, people are taking to the roads with caravans, boats, and camping trailers to make the most of the sunshine. Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. If you’re in a difficult situation or you’re facing a mechanical issue while on holiday – don’t worry – our professional tow truck drivers are on-call 24/7 for emergency towing.

Towing Tips for Safe Towing

If you’re preparing for your holiday trip, then you should keep these towing tips in mind when securing your boat, caravan or trailer to your vehicle.

Pre-check

  • Check that your coupling is properly connected
  • Make sure your safety chains and break-away wire are secure
  • Is the trailer plug plugged in?
  • Turn off any gas cylinders
  • Release the handbrake
  • Is everything battened down?
  • Check your tyre pressure

Driving

  • Keep an eye out for poles and road signs to avoid side-swiping
  • Before reversing – check the surrounding area. In the case of a caravan or boat check that there aren’t any low hanging branches
  • Reverse slowly – get out to check the area if you have to or pull forward and start again if it’s not going according to plan
  • Don’t exceed the maximum speed limit for towing – 100km/h
  • Keep a greater following distance
  • Go wide on corners (turn slightly later on a roundabout to keep the towed vehicle in the lane longer)
  • Slow down if there are high wind warnings

 

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Gardenstate Towing Services

If you have gotten into trouble with your towed vehicle, we’ll help. We keep all our trucks and equipment in prime condition, so your vehicles can get to and from places safely and securely. We have tilt-slide tray and wheel-lift trucks. If you need us – don’t hesitate to call.

Matthew Topsom
Matthew Topsom
22:10 10 Apr 24
Fair unpriced.
Prue L
Prue L
23:46 02 Apr 24
Fast response, friendly driver.
Paul Nguyen
Paul Nguyen
02:46 04 Mar 24
Very happy with the prompt service and transparent price. Highly recommend
Alister Webb
Alister Webb
02:35 03 Feb 24
I got towing organised via an insurance company. Tow came to Montmorency on time and got the car pulled up safely and efficiently to the mechanic. Five stars for the driver.
My TA
My TA
14:04 09 Jan 24
Jesse DC
Jesse DC
08:07 12 Dec 23
legends! service when you need it. Thank you
Ponty
Ponty
13:38 05 Nov 23
100% Professional and reliable. Ahmed was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful in finding the perfect solution to a tricky situation. Highly recommend.
Oz Louis
Oz Louis
10:38 13 Oct 23
Very helpful quick and affordable
Harry Simson
Harry Simson
03:12 02 Oct 23
We needed to tow our Porsche 997.2 Carrera from the depths of our apartment carpark to Porsche Centre Melbourne. GT used a low rise unit operated by Tom to enter the carpark and collect our cherished vehicle. Tom's executed the tow with great skill and performed a flawless job. I would not hesitate to use GT and Tom for this task again - hopefully will never need to!
Kellie Whittaker
Kellie Whittaker
00:23 04 Sep 23
Our car was stuck in one of the steepest and angled driveways that barely had room for one car. Tom was amazing and really took the time to technically work it out and incredibly got the car out unscathed! Very impressed and grateful for the help we were given today, would highly recommend Tom, he’s a legend!
Charlie Zhang
Charlie Zhang
05:34 31 Jul 23
evan harrison
evan harrison
11:25 08 Jun 23
10/10
Ariyan Shen
Ariyan Shen
13:53 03 Jun 23
Professional and hassle free.
Alexis sanchez
Alexis sanchez
00:50 30 May 23

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