Wrecker is a truck that tows a totaled an immobile vehicle. Wrecker and Towing trucks are the same, except the service offered will differ. While towing is done just to transport any vehicle, wrecker service deals with transporting and repairing or scrapping the wrecked vehicles. Hence, the major use of a wrecker truck is during major accidents.
Mechanism used in Wrecker truck:
Wrecker truck usually has a “Flatbed” mechanism to carry vehicles for its ease of loading and convenience. This mechanism is used to lift the wrecked vehicle using a hydraulic mechanism and carry it on the bed of the truck. This helps easy transportation when the vehicle is immobile.
Services offered in Wrecker service:
Towing service is similar to wrecker service except the latter one includes repairing the damaged vehicle like replacing the tires, servicing it, and restoring it to working condition. That being said, this service can also be used for scrapping a completely damaged vehicle. This makes the wrecker service more useful in case of accidents than towing.
The wrecker service providers will be authorized and skilled enough to do the repairs and scrapping of the wrecked vehicles. This additional feature makes a huge advantage for this service to draw more customers.
Winching service is similar to towing service. Winching includes the attachment of an item to a large towing apparatus, commonly a vehicle like a car or truck. The attachment is usually a hookup application that includes the vehicle being securely attached to a chain and then attached to the “winch”. A winch is a pulley system on a rotary drum that works through a pulling movement when it is either hand-cranked or motorized. The movement results in the vehicle being pulled from point A to point B.
Winching is commonly used in roadside services and is often attached to vehicles that have towing applications and/or plowing applications. It is most common when a vehicle goes off of a roadway and becomes unable to return itself to a road without assistance. Sometimes, it is used in the event of an accident where a vehicle needs to be returned to the roadway and then safely put onto a tow truck.