The importance of Vehicle Specific Wiring
Posted on March 17th 2016 by Towbar2U
Towbars are a necessity for anyone wishing to use their vehicle to tow a load, whether it be a caravan or trailer. Having a standard towbar fitting is one option, but many customers now opt for Vehicle Specific Wiring. This technology is not only safer but more practical for the majority of towing tasks, making it an extremely popular solution.
What is Vehicle Specific Wiring?
Vehicle Specific Wiring allows for electrics from a vehicle to be used within the trailer or other vehicle being towed, through the towbar, and in doing so multiple features will be activated which would not necessarily be available with a standard towbar fitting. These features include benefits such as trailer stability control, which allows for safe and easy handling of your vehicle and steady towing of your load, even round the trickiest of corners. Other benefits include the ‘smart’ onboard computer deactivating features such as parking aids which may negatively impact the maneuverability of the vehicle while towing; another feature making the driver’s life as easy as possible, and the passengers as safe as can be.
How is it fitted?
Vehicle Specific Wiring kits are a practical solution, plugging into a vehicle’s existing wiring harness to provide either 7 pin or 13 pin solutions to work with your vehicle.
Alternatively, though, many vehicle manufacturers today design their cars’ electrics systems to be able to recognise when a trailer or caravan is being connected. It is important to note that these features tend to require activation by the towbar fitter or vehicle dealer using a coding tool, so make sure you are aware of this when fitting your towbar.
What makes it practical?
Vehicle Specific Wiring kits provide total peace of mind for anyone towing a trailer, as they offer high levels of both safety and reliability. Cars and trailers with the ability to recognise the connection of a trailer or caravan will then alter their characteristics when activated, creating a safe and secure towing environment for the vehicle itself and, subsequently, the driver and any passengers.
Further to this, the ability to provide electricity to your trailer or caravan is vital for activating the tail lights and even internal electrical fittings and applications such as the fridge, any plug sockets and other lighting features.
Here at Towbar 2u, we are proud to provide an expert Vehicle Specific Wiring service to our customers and their vehicles across the country. For further information on our service, or for any other enquiries, simply get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today and we’ll be happy to help.