A lot of people believe Henry Ford invented the automobile. However, about 20 years before Ford automated car production with the assembly line, Karl Benz invented the first automobile. It was not until 1916 that the initial drivers licenses were issued. A couple of years after that a model T Ford was driven into the truck evolution’s seeds and a creek in Tennessee were planted.
A local business man heard of the mess and got his brother, the service station owner to help him get the car out of the ditch. With the support of a more volunters, a block and tackle and a small amount of sweat the men got the car from the Tennesse creek. The company man thought, there must be a better way!
His name was Ernest Holmes and he went home a back. Began to tip over. He realized he need design primitive and some lateral support outriggers he could attach to the side of the Caddy to keep it. He altered his Caddy with the outriggers during the next 3 years before he had a product which worked and without incident and the winch and tested.
The Holmes 485 was the first vehicle produced for the sole purpose of towing cars that were down that were broken . He produced his”wrecker”, as they were know in those days, and sold them to service stations at the time. He continued to produce into the 1970’s. His 1919 Holmes 485 still exists in an auto museum in Tennessee.
There are trucks to get a simple car tow which put the cars drive train onto a fork shaped elevator. This prevents any damage while the vehicle is being towed to the body shop. One the other end of the spectrum are extremely large trailer sized trucks that have cranes on the decks which have tha capability of setting on its brakes an over turned 18 wheeler.
Tow trucks now have GPS navigation and tracking systems, on board HD cameras and other modern technology that make the job of getting back damage vehicles of any size to the store.
Tow truck businesses offer a comprehensive line of automotive services which have tire repair, car lockout rescues, out gas breakdowns, other automotive services necessary to keep your automobile on you and the road on your way and jump starts for dead batteries.
So that if you have a breakdown or an accident anytime, day or night, help can be dispatched to assist you quality tow companies have 24/7 phone answering and drivers on call. If you have questions about critters in the attic please reach out to us.