In the event of a breakdown, the most recommended thing is to call a tow truck to take your car to a repair shop. Stopping on the street with the car not working is already unpleasant. Worse still is getting a ticket or damaging the vehicle for towing it the wrong way. So even at those times, you have to be careful.
In any mechanical problem, the recommended thing is to call a tow truck, either private or insurance. If that’s not possible, stay tuned. Even if it is the goodwill of someone else, towing a car with a rope or flexible cable is an average traffic violation, with a fine and points on the driver’s license. This is only allowed in emergencies, for short stretches to bring the vehicle to a safe location.
In addition to being prohibited, pulling with rope can cause accidents, as the vehicle behind needs to have the engine running (when possible) for the brake to work. Any carelessness may result in a rear-end collision. Between two cars, the correct way is to use metal couplings. The towbar must be hitched to a towbar and be specific for this purpose. No iron bar can be used.
Regarding automatic cars, towing is recommended using platform winches, those in which the car has all four wheels stationary on the truck. If the driver does not know what the car’s traction is, mechanical problems will be if the wheels responsible for the traction are turned for great distances with the engine off. If it is essential to drive a car with an automatic transmission, the driver must place the lever in the “N” position. But it can’t drive more than three or four kilometers like that, at the risk of damage to the gearbox components. For towing your car, you can use the help of a 24-hour service (บริการ 24 ชั่วโมง which is the term in Thai) specialist.