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The front tow hook is located in front of the right-front tire. There is no tow hook at the rear. The Honda Insight Hybrid is equipped with a acoustic vehicle alerting system and alerts pedestrians that it is approaching with an audible sound when the speed is about 12 mph or less.
Capacity. Max Load: 3,450 lbs. when towing a front-wheel drive vehicle, 3,900 lbs. when towing a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
When towing a rear axle driven front engine vehicle, the drive shaft must be disconnected to prevent transmission damage. You must disconnect the drive shaft at the rear axle and tie or wire it up.
Tow dollies, which lift just the two front wheels off the ground, can work, but using one requires special effort. If you have a manual transmission, a manual transfer case and manual lockout hubs, you can tow your four-wheel-drive vehicle with all four wheels down and sustain no damage.
For normal towing you should always use 2-wheel drive. The exceptions to this are extreme conditions such as snow covered or muddy roads that would normally require 4 wheel drive. Just remember that if you would use 4-wheel drive without the trailer then you should use it with the trailer.
Using a tow dolly for a long distance is not a good option. It will put your car through a lot of wear and tear, especially the vehicle’s rear wheels. Towing an elevated vehicle long distances may also undermine the structural integrity of your car.
The cheapest way to tow a car long distance will be with a car carrier, not a tow truck. The reason for this is based on the principle of towing more than one vehicle at a time. That way you are dividing costs between all the cars heading to a similar destination.
The Home Depot Tool Rental Center offers a great selection of moving supplies and equipment to help move anything from small items to large appliances. You can rent a hand truck or an appliance dolly. We even offer heavy-duty pallet jack rentals.
Most tow companies charge between $50 to $125 for a five or ten-mile local tow, or a $75 hook-up fee and $2 to $4 per mile for long-distance towing. The average 40-mile tow will range from $125 to $250. Before you call a tow truck company, check your car insurance policy.