One of the most useful editions to Project Zomboid was the inclusion of vehicles to get around the map. Now that they have been included in the base game of Project Zomboid, they are a must-have for any survivor wishing to travel great distances on the map. One of the bad things about them however is that you will often find the vehicles in not such a great condition. For this, we will have to level up mechanics and put our grease-monkey skills to the test. But what about when you need to get that wreck to the shop?
In build 41, the ability to tow cars has been added to the game. You will no longer have to fix up that old heap in the middle of a zombie-infested road. Now you can tow the vehicle to wherever you want to work on it. How do you tow vehicles in Project Zomboid? Read on to find out.
How to Tow Cars in Project Zomboid Build 41
Let’s get straight to the point here. Nobody likes a fleshed out, wordy article. I’ll start with a quick step-by-step to those who have already played the game a lot and go into more detail underneath with images.
Step-By-Step Guide to Towing Vehicles
- Back the car you want to tow with up close to the car you want to tow
- Get out and go to where the cars meet
- Hold V to open up the radial menu and select the option to attach the vehicles (on the left)
- Release the menu and the vehicles will be attached
- Drive the first car as normal and you can now tow vehicles around
More Detailed Guide to Towing Cars (With Pictures)
To tow vehicles in Project Zomboid first a vehicle you want to tow and a vehicle to tow it with.
It will help to have a larger, more powerful vehicle towing the smaller one. Most smaller cars cannot tow larger ones. A pickup will be pretty good at towing almost anything.
Back the vehicle up quite close to the vehicle you wish to tow. You can tow vehicles from the front or the back, it does not matter which you decide to tow. Make sure you are backing up to either the front or the back of the other vehicle as you obviously cannot tow them from the side.
Now, walk to the area inbetween the cars. It will help if you stay a little closer to the car that you actually want to tow. Now that you are here, hold the V key to open up the vehicle radial menu. Now, select the option which reads Attach “Car 1” to “Car 2”. You will see a large plus symbol here. See the image below.
Once you release the V key the two cars will be attached together. You can return to the first vehicle and now tow your second car wherever you wish to go. You can use this method to take cars from other players in multiplayer or take cars that won’t start back to your base.
How to Stop Towing a Vehicle in Project Zomboid
So now you know how to tow cars around when you want to get them somewhere, but how do you release them? Well the process is more or less the same as actually attaching the vehicle. If you’ve managed to crash hard enough, chances are you’ve detached the vehicle yourself accidentally. If it is till attached and you want to get it off, simply go to the back of the car and once again hold the V key to open the radial vehicle menu. Here you will see the option to detach the car. This time it will be a minus sign instead of a plus.
How to Tow Trailers in Project Zomboid Build 41
You may have also come across some trailers in your adventures in Project Zomboid. The good news is that these are also usable vehicles as well. You can store many items inside the trailers. They are great to have on the back of a car for looting purposes. These can also be towed in the same way that cars can be towed in Project Zomboid. Just back up to them, hold the V key to open up the menu and attach the trailer through this. You can tow trailers with basically any vehicle in the game as they are small and light.