Yes, the second truck I called was a flatbed and he used the towing point at
the rear of the car... after the first truck had hooked onto the front
tierod and snapped it. The second driver told me that there was also a tow
point at the front of the car but I couldn't find it. I'd just like to know
where it is for future reference. Can you help?
I think if you look at the front bumper you will see a square about 2
inches. this covers a socket in the bumper that you insert a hook.
Check your owners manual for specifics like where in they hide the hook and
how to attach it.
You probably want to limit the towing in this manner to pulling only short
distances and or attaching the car to the flat bed tow truck.
Snapped a tie-rod? Some mothers sons, I swear. But this does confirm
what I've always felt about tow truck drivers.
If it's an automatic you have to keep the rear wheels off the
ground if you're going above about 20 mph. Otherwise the pump
in the tranny fails. You can disconnect the driveshaft but
this is probably a bit more work than your average tow truck
pinhead is willing to do.
Use a flatbed for a Mercedes. Accept no substitute.
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Richard Sexton | Mercedes stuff: http://mbz.org
Well, I must say that a few months ago my auto needed a tow into the garage
and it was pulled off the ground onto the back of a lorry. But thne the oil
had leaked out of the engine...:-(
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