How to Load a Non-Running Car on a Tow Dolly?

If you are loading a non-running car on a tow dolly, you will want to make sure that the car is completely level and that the parking brake is set. You can use your jack to check for levelness, but be careful not to get underneath the car if you do so.

Take out the lug nuts on each wheel. The easiest way to do this is with a lug wrench, but if you don’t have one handy, you can also use a socket wrench and an extension bar. Remove all of the lug nuts from each wheel.

Put a jack stand under each of your rear tires and raise it until it’s high enough so that it won’t touch any part of your vehicle when it’s loaded onto the tow dolly.

Park the non-running car on the tow dolly

To load a non-running car on a tow dolly, park the car on the dolly and check that all four wheels are on the dolly. If they are not, raise the rear of the car with a jack until all four wheels are firmly on the dolly. Once you have done this, drive your vehicle onto a flat surface and block it with wheel chocks if necessary.

Buy a tow dolly

You can buy a tow dolly at your local auto parts store or online. You may also be able to rent one, but you’ll need to check with the company you plan on renting from as to whether they offer them.

Once you have your tow dolly, you will want to make sure that it is level and that the tires are inflated properly. If there is any damage to the dolly’s frame or wheels, fix those before transporting your vehicle.

When loading your vehicle onto the tow dolly, make sure that it is in the park or neutral gear if possible so that it doesn’t roll off before getting situated. Once on the dolly, lower each wheel gently until they’re resting on their respective axle supports. Then secure all wheels with wheel chocks so that nothing moves during transport.

Get the car running

If you’re having trouble getting your car started, it’s important to get it running before you load it on a tow dolly. To do this, you’ll need to make sure your car has a full tank of gas, check the fluid levels, and make sure that the battery is charged.

If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire in good condition before trying to start the car. If you don’t have a spare tire, drive slowly to get help from your service provider or find another driver who can give you a ride home.

Connect the dolly to your tow vehicle

Once you have everything situated correctly, it’s time to connect the car that needs to be towed onto the dolly. This can be done by using straps or chains which are attached from the rear axle to the dolly’s frame rails without any additional attachments needed on either side of these items.

These straps or chains should not be too tight so they don’t damage anything while they’re being used; however, they shouldn’t be too loose either because this could cause problems with how well they work together during use as well as how well they stay in place while working properly on their own without causing any damage whatsoever.

Make sure you have a tow dolly

Make sure you have a tow dolly. A tow dolly is a special vehicle that can be towed by a car or truck. It has four wheels, two of which are attached to the side of the trailer hitch. The other two are attached to the front of your car or truck. It might seem like it’s too simple to be complicated, but there are actually a few things you need to do before loading your non-running vehicle on the dolly.


The best way to load a non-running car onto a tow dolly is to take it slow and methodically. Make sure that you have the right equipment for the job, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends or family members if you need it. Also, make sure that if you are loading a car onto a tow dolly in cold weather, you have warm clothes on.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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