To state it simply, towing a vehicle using a flat bed or a total car trailer is BY FAR the most preferable method of transporting your car. But because this is not always possible, most vehicles covered by this information may be towed using other methods.
Cars with a manual transmission can be towed with the front end up in the air or with all four wheels on the ground. You must only remember that the transmission must be in Neutral, the parking brake must be off and the ignition switch must be in the ACC position.
For most vehicles covered by this repair guide Toyota recommends that the car NOT be towed with the rear end up in the air UNLESS the front wheels are resting on a support dolly
Cars with an automatic transmission have a few more restrictions when it comes to towing. The transmission must always be in Neutral, the parking brake must be off and the ignition switch must be in the ACC position.
With the exception of 1974-77 models, when towing RWD and 4WD Toyotas with the front wheels in the air, be sure cover distances of no more than 50 miles at speeds no greater than 30 mph. Anything more than this will require disconnecting the driveshaft. The same restriction applies when the car is being flat-towed on all 4-wheels.
1974-77 Toyotas should not be towed with the rear wheels on the ground regardless of the circumstances. If the front end must be raised, either put dollies under the rear wheels or disconnect the driveshaft. The only way that the car can be flat-towed is if the driveshaft has been disconnected.
Most Toyotas are equipped with tow hooks at the front and back of the car. If the car is to be flat-towed, use the hooks. Don't use an unsuspecting suspension member or the bumper