What are the top 5 towbar FAQs?
Posted on February 8th 2017 by Towbar2U
At Towbar2U we understand that before you fit a towbar you may have a few questions which will influence your decision. In this article we have put together a list of the top 5 frequently asked questions you may have before getting a towbar fitted.
1) Do you cut the bumper to fit the towbar?
It is highly unlikely that it would be necessary to cut the bumper. If this is required we would identify this when assessing your vehicle and discuss it with you before any work was carried out.
2) I’m changing my car; can I fit the towbar from my old car to my new one?
Unfortunately not, unless your new car is the same make and model of your old car. You would also need to ensure your towbar is Type Approved (so it can be legally used and is of a good quality standard).
3) My car dealer says my warranty will be invalid unless I fit the manufacturer’s towbar…
This isn’t true. You have the option to fit a different brand of towbar and, as long as it is Type Approved, this will not invalidate your vehicle’s warranty. European Type Approval regulations were introduced to provide standardised quality and free trade. This means that if an external brand is deemed to be of the same quality as the vehicle manufacturer’s components (i.e. it is Type Approved), then it is entirely safe and legal to use and does not void the vehicle’s warranty.
4) Could I fit my own towbar or is it better to ask a professional?
Generally, the towbars we sell are fitted by one of our knowledgeable professionals. If you wish to fit your own towbar you could do so, as long as you have the required tools/equipment and have a working knowledge of the vehicle’s electrical systems. The towbars need to be installed according to the instructions provided and it is likely to be easier to allow a trained professional, such as those at Towbar2U, to fit it for you.
5) How long does it take to fit a towbar?
This is dependent on a few factors, for example the type of towbar you want and the type of vehicle you have. An accurate time estimation can be given to you if you contact us. Due to the fact we are a mobile towbar fitting service, the service can be brought to you and carried out at a convenient time.
Hopefully after reading through these FAQs you will be feeling more confident about installing a towbar to your vehicle. Our team of professionals can provide further advice and a high quality, convenient mobile fitting service. We have experience in fitting a variety of towbar types across all major car manufacturers. Please feel free to contact us on 0800 998 1969 or fill in our handy contact form, we are happy provide you with more information specific to your case.