What’s the Best Towing Method for FWD Volvo Models?

Flat Tow Volvo Models

Flat, Two-Wheel or Flatbed Towing?

Flat towing a vehicle involves towing a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. This is considered not the best way to tow a vehicle as all wheels are turning as this method can put strain on the transmission and engine. Although there are ways to minimize this wear and tear - such as putting the transmission in neutral, disconnecting or removing the drive shaft or getting aftermarket drive shaft couplings that allow easy easy drive shaft disconnecting and connecting with a pull of a lever - it’s recommended not to flat tow your FWD Volvo.

Flat Tow Volvo Models

Two-wheel towing involves towing the car with the front wheels off the ground and the rear wheels on the ground. The rear wheels can safely stay on the pavement and move without doing any harm to your transmission, drive shaft or engine. While your FWD Volvo can be towed in this manner, be wary of things that can go wrong such as rear tire damage from debris on the street, or damage to the rear axle should you hit a large bump.

Flatbed towing is the best method for towing your FWD Volvo. This keeps all four wheels off the ground, so the possibility of damaging the transmission or the wheels and tires is non-existent. Flat towing is normally reserved for vehicles with all wheel drive, but it can be used to tow any type of vehicle.

If you have any questions about towing your Volvo vehicle or having it towed, contact our dealership today. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and make any repairs that are necessary for keeping your Volvo running safely.

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