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Summer holidays: The best places to take your caravan this season

Posted on September 28th 2017 by Towbar2U

If you are still grasping on to the last days of summer, you may be wanting to fit in a last minute getaway. Packing up a caravan for a UK staycation break could be the perfect solution, and with so many great destinations across the country, you are spoilt for choice. Let’s take a look at some of the best places Great Britain has to offer for taking your caravan on holiday. Vale of Pickering Caravan Park – North Yorkshire This large park is the worthy winner of the 2017 AA Campsite of the Year. With excellent, modern facilities and a…

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Why Choose an A1 Towbar?

Posted on January 24th 2017 by Towbar2U

A1 towbars manufacture and supply a range of quality towbars and towing accessories throughout the UK from their base in Sheffield. Operating for over 30 years, the company is dedicated to providing quality products at consistent prices. At Towbar2U, we’re proud to list A1 towbars amongst the brands of towbars we supply and fit for customers in most major parts of England, offering a convenient mobile fitting service to suit our customer’s schedules. So why choose an A1 towbar for your vehicle? Easy to fit A1 towbars are designed to be easy to fit and install on your vehicle, meaning a…

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Do I need to inform my insurance company if I get a towbar fitted?

Posted on December 19th 2016 by Towbar2U

Protecting your car against accidents is important all year round, but especially so in the winter months, when icy roads and cold brakes can increase the risk of an accident. If you have a towbar fitted, not informing your insurance company of this addition could cause your policy to be invalidated. Check out our FAQs on vehicle insurance when you have a towbar here to ensure you’re covered at all times. Do I need to let my insurance company know if I have a towbar fitted? Yes. A towbar counts as a modification to your vehicle in that it will differ…

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Does having a towbar effect my MOT?

Posted on November 29th 2016 by Towbar2U

When you have a towbar fitted to your car, this addition will also be checked as part of your annual MOT test. This article explains what is checked, how, and why you could fail your MOT test due to your towbar. How? MOT inspectors will carry out a visual assessment of your towbar and it’s assembly, checking for signs of excessive corrosion or damage to the towbar itself, as well as the tow ball, hook, eye, or jaw. Inspectors will check for the presence and maintenance of retainings nuts and bolts, and will ensure that the assembly is securely attached to…

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Do you need a special type of license for towing?

Posted on October 31st 2016 by Towbar2U

If you’re going to be towing a caravan or vehicle, it’s essential that you are aware of any limitations your driving license may have on the weights you can tow. If you are in possession of a full car licence, you can tow trailers of up to 750kg, or heavier trailers provided the total vehicle and trailer weight does not exceed 3500kg. Licences issued from 1 January 1997 Legal restrictions vary depending on whether you passed your driving test before or after January 1997. If you passed after this date, you are permitted to drive a vehicle weighing up to 3,500kg,…

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What are the Maximum Towing Weights?

Posted on July 29th 2016 by Towbar2U

When fitting a towbar to your vehicle, it is essential you are aware of the maximum towing weights for your car in order to ensure your safety and that of other road users. If the tow car is attempting to tow a caravan or trailer above it’s maximum capacity, the vehicle can become unstable if caught in heavy winds, or if driving at high speeds. We’ve outlined how to find the maximum towing weights for your vehicle here. Towing capacity figures You can find the maximum towing weight for your vehicle on your Vehicle Identification Number Plate (VIN Plate). The VIN…

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