How to Tow a Car Stuck in Park

February 11, 2024

If you've ever had to get your car out of park after it has become stuck on an incline, you know how frustrating this problem can be. Fortunately, there are several ways to tow a car that is stuck in park without causing damage.

The first thing you need to do is try to relieve the pressure on the parking gear. You can do this by having someone rock the car back and forth. This will help to shift the parking pawl out of its locked position and allow you to move the car.

However, if this does not work, you should have your car looked at by a professional service. There may be a problem with the transmission that needs to be fixed. You should call a trusted repair shop like T3 Atlanta to have your Infiniti, Lexus, or Toyota car checked out as soon as possible.

You can tow a car that is stuck in Park safely, provided you take the right precautions. For example, if you have an automatic transmission, you should tow the vehicle with the front wheels off the ground or on a flatbed truck. Otherwise, the mechanical lock on the transmission could break.

You should also check your owner's manual to find out if the vehicle has a shift interlock system. If it does, you will need to override the shift interlock before attempting to tow the vehicle. The override slot is usually a small cover near the gear shift, and you can use a screwdriver or key to release it. Once the shift interlock is overridden, you can safely tow your car with no risk of damage.


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