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What Are the Dangers of Buying a Car With a Towbar Already Fitted?

Posted on January 29th 2019 by Towbar2U

There are many different factors to consider when purchasing a car: what’s the mileage? How old is the vehicle? However, one factor often ignored — and sometimes even appreciated — is when a used car has a towbar already attached to it. Thoughts on the subject often don’t stem beyond “A towbar? Well that will come in handy if I ever need to tow something”. Unfortunately, little do people realise that purchasing a car with a towbar already attached can be a troublesome idea. Today, our article is going to focus on this subject. We’re going to explain why it’s important…

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How to correctly tow a horsebox

Posted on October 31st 2018 by Towbar2U

If you read our last article, you’d know that when it comes to the rules of towing a trailer, the waters are a little muddy. Now add a large box and a load of galloping animals into the mix and you’ve got some seriously filthy water. Have no fear. The team at Towbar2U have written this article to provide all the necessary rules about how to legally tow a horsebox. MAM and Licenses Part of the reason why people often get confused with the rules of towing a horsebox is because, unlike the majority of towing and automobile regulations, the rules…

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Motorhomes: The Correct Way to Tow a Car

Posted on September 28th 2018 by Towbar2U

You’ve probably seen a car towing a caravan, but you’re much less likely to have seen a motorhome towing a car. Although not as common, many holiday-goers opt to go down this route so that they have extra travel options once they’ve reached their destination. Since towing a car with a trailer is relatively uncommon, the laws and guidelines surrounding it can be a bit of a grey area. Here at Towbar2U, we’re here to explain what the correct way to tow a car is, and which is the best towbar to achieve this. Is your motorhome suitable for towing? Firstly,…

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Can I tow with an electric car?

Posted on August 31st 2018 by Towbar2U

In theory, the majority of electric cars are are capable of towing a trailer. Alongside their energy and cost efficiency, electric cars still pack a punch when it comes to power. Unfortunately, however, answering the question of ‘can I tow with an electric car?’ is not all that simple. In this article we’ll be definitively exploring this question, so you can feel confident in knowing whether you’re okay to tow with an electric vehicle. Can I tow with an electric car? Whether something is ‘capable’ of towing isn’t the same as asking ‘can I’ tow. While most electric cars likely have…

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Is your towbar fit for towing?

Posted on July 31st 2018 by Towbar2U

Once you have had a towbar fitted, many people are prone to forgetting about it, assuming it’ll look after itself well enough. Although a towbar is a sturdy and durable piece of kit, it does require some care if it is to fulfil a good lifespan. What’s more, a towbar in a poor condition can be a safety issue and can even contribute to a failed MOT so it’s important you do check up on your towbar periodically. To find out more about towbar maintenance, read on. Towbar maintenance tips If you practice good towbar maintenance, you will prolong the life…

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How can I check my car is suitable for towing?

Posted on June 22nd 2018 by Towbar2U

If you are planning to tow a caravan or trailer, it is very important to know what your car is capable of. Before buying a caravan or trailer, you will need to check whether your car is able to tow equipment and, if it is, you will have to make sure the equipment is within the weight allowances set out by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Towing capacity will vary between makes and models of car so, to ensure you are towing safely and legally, it’s vital you check your individual car’s limits. How do I find out my car’s towing capacity? To…

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