What needs to be taken into account before fitting a towbar

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Before fitting a towbar it is crucial to choose the correct kind. This is because different kinds of towbar are suitable for different uses and models of car. The same goes for the electrics installed with them. These need to be chosen to suit the specific needs a towbar will be fulfilling once it is in use. Doing so ensures that the towbar can perform to its highest standards while being completely safe. To work out which towbar is needed for your car a number of things need to be taken into account.

What needs to be considered

When looking into purchasing a towbar, it is crucial to know what you intend to use your towing system for. Whether you are planning to use it for smaller items such as trailers or cycle carriers or a full sized caravan. As different kinds of towbars are more suited for heavier weights than others. Choosing the right one for the job is important to ensure that it performs how it should. It also helps to ensure that the towing process is completely safe as the installed towbar will be specialised to handle the weights it will be faced with towing.

It is also important to decide whether you want a fixed or detachable towbar. The difference between the two being that a detachable towbar can be removed to keep it out of sight when not in use, whereas the fixed models cannot. Both are still suitable to their purpose and perform the same way to their counterpart. With detachable towbars boasting many of the same features than the fixed models. So if you would like a well performing towbar and aren’t too bothered about its appearance on the car while not in use, or whether you’d rather it not be noticeable. You can choose the right model for you.

October 27, 2017 |

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