There are different sub-categories when it comes to towing services and towing trucks. Some tow trucks can lift a vehicle to where it is on the front of back two wheels, letting it be transported short distances to an auto shop or residence. Other are specifically for on the road repairs, like changing a tire or switching out a battery, but these are not the only kinds of towing services.
When large scale issues like multiple tire blow outs or a broken axle occur, a Flatbed Towing service is needed as soon as possible. Flatbed towing refers to a tow truck that is equipped with a flatbed in the back of the truck, large enough to complexly hoist a car onto the back and transport it to a different location.