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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads

Towing is tricky business and depending on the weight you’re dealing with, it really determines what vehicle is best for you.

4 Essential Things to Know About Tie Downs and Tow Straps

When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer, truck, van, or SUV, then tie downs and tow straps are going to be your new best friend.

3 Essential Things to Know About Trailer Hitches

A trailer hitch is also known as a tow hitch, and is used to pull a vehicle, boat, or other things behind a vehicle.

5 Essential Things to Know About Roadside Assistance

While you may think you won’t use it since you’re such a stickler about making sure you maintain your vehicle properly, roadside assistance can be a major benefit.

5 Essential Things to Know About Towing a Car

Whether you’re heading out in an RV or you’re making a purchase, there are times when you might need to tow a car.

5 Essential Things to Know About the Towing Capacity of Your Car

If you look around when you’re on the road, you’ll see many people towing things with their vehicles.

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Massachusetts man charged $48,000 for a tow [w/video]

A man in Massachusetts got stuck in some mud while off-roading in his old Jeep last week and was hit with legal charges and a $48,000 tow bill.

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Land Rover showcases smart trailer tech

Land Rover is out to make towing easier, safer, and more secure with an array of new technologies fitted to a Range Rover demonstrator.

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This is not how you use tow straps, everyone

This video provides a hilarious and expensive lesson in how not to use tow straps. Don't let this happen to you out on on the trail.

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GM also sheds parts from its pickups to boost payload ratings [UPDATE]

The row between Ford and Ram over who boasts the best-in-class tow rating for heavy duty pickups has revealed a number of things. Chief among them is a report that Ford removes items like the spare tire, jack, radio and center console from its trucks in a bid to lower its base curb w

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2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Power Stroke First Drive

What weighs 30,000 pounds? Big Ben's Westminster bell. A navy ship anchor. Or as we found out during our first drive program for the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty, seven pallets of cinder blocks loaded onto a dual-axle gooseneck trailer. The test was part of a raft of towing demonstrations that showcased the new Super Duty's impressive tug capacity, which maxes out at 32,100 pounds. That's 1,200 more than its nearest rival, the

Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

ASAP Towing hauled off more than a hundred cars over four days

The owner of a tow truck company in Orange County, Florida was arrested last week for targeting and illegally towing gay pride participants' cars.

V6 engines will outpace V8s for the 2015 Ford F-150

How times have changed. Even five years ago, who would have thought the mighty V8 would be just another engine choice for buyers of the 2015 Ford F-150?

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2015 Ford F-150 specs revealed, EcoBoost 2.7L to make 325 hp and 375 lb-ft [w/video]

Aluminum Yields Weight Drop To Around 4,400 Pounds

Our new man Greg Migliore is in attendance at a Ford media event at the Blue Oval's Dearborn, MI headquarters today, and he's reported in with a handful of the 2015 F-150 stats that we've been dying to know. Ford is slow-playing the news release here, but we can still offer up some interesting output and performance figures after half-year of waiting.

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2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra can tow up to 12,000 pounds

Think back to the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. At the time, General Motors happily trumpeted that its fullsize pickup could tow up to 11,500 pounds when properly equipped – impressive stuff, no doubt. But now, revised tow rating practices have been put into place, called SAE J2807. And with these new methods of testing, GM can now officially rate both the Silverado and its

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2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty is class-leading once again

Time for everyone to feign surprise – Ford has just announced that it has the increased horsepower and torque levels of its 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015. As you'd expect, the Blue Oval is claiming class-leading figures of 440 hp (up from 400) and 860 pound-feet (up from 800), and that's enough to enable Ford's F-450 Super Duty model to tow as much as 31,200 poun

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Suzuki Jimny displays Samurai spirit in Japanese snowstorm

Say what you will about its smallest SUVs, but you have to hand it to Suzuki: the likes of the Samurai, Sidekick and Vitara were doing the little-sport-ute-that-could thing long before most of the rest of the industry caught on. And the formula remains relevant enough that Suzuki is still selling the same basic Samurai overseas as t

Car Towed With Sleeping Four-Year-Old In Back Seat

Child slept through being towed several miles

A mother and daughter were quickly reunited Monday after her car was towed while the child slept in the back seat.

Dumb Thieves Break Own Car Out Of Impound

Police didn't have to look to hard to find the culprits

In Randor, PA surveillance cameras captured four men breaking into an impound lot to steal back their own car.

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Tel Aviv woman's car painted into handicap spot and then towed

As a general rule, we try to follow a few simple principles throughout the day, and one of the most important is, "don't anger the road workers." Why? The guys and girls responsible for taking care of our nation's roadways wield the seldom-seen power to seriously put a kink your day. If you need proof, look no further than the clip in the video below. In it, workers in Tel Aviv, Israel carefully pa

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