Towing (automatic)

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  1. RGR723

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    Advice required, have read a post about getting bogged down on site and needing towing off/out.

    Believe there are restrictions on the towing of automatics does anyone have experience/guidance to offer on this? This could include breakdown on the road.

    Ray

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    If you were bogged down on site, you could simply put the gearbox in drive and assist the towing vehicle or simply leave it at tickover in drive.

    Towing any distance would need the propshaft removed if it was rear wheel drive.

    I'll leave it to someone else to explain what to do if it is front wheel drive full automatic.

    In practice the most likely situation is the vehicle would be recovered using a low loader

    Andrew
     
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    Being towed out of a boggy patch will make no difference for an automatic of any type as the distance covered is so small.

    For long distance towing the vehicle handbook is your best guide as there are different types of automatic. For the Fiat Comfortmatic which is really just a manual at heart you just put it in neutral and tow like a manual.
     

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