Attaching Your Tow Bar. Once youve picked your tow bar and electrics, youre ready to get started. The entire process shouldnt take more than a couple of hours, and the job will be a lot easier if you can raise the car on a ramp, above an inspection pit, or on a couple of jacks and axle stands.
Is it hard to install a towbar?
Fitting a towbar is much more complicated than you might think. Its not as simple as attaching it to your rear bumper and youre ready to go. Towbar fitting requires precision and expertise.
Can I install a towbar yourself?
However, professional installation costs money, so fitting the towbar yourself will come in cheaper. Professional installers usually work out of a dedicated workshop, but many now offer mobile installation, which is a great option if you cannot make it down to a workshop to have the installation carried out.
Can I attach a tow bar to my car?
Without much hassle, you can attach a tow bar to your own vehicle, making it easy to secure your car to your towing vehicle. You have to be cautious in attaching the tow bar, however, and ensure that your other vehicle is capable of safely towing your car.
How long does it take to install a tow bar?
approximately 2-3 hours It takes approximately 2-3 hours to fit a towbar to most models of vehicles, however some towbars are more complex and, therefore many take more time to fit due to the chassis design or added features such as spoilers or other items.
Does a tow bar increase insurance?
The towbar shouldnt increase your insurance, although you may be charged an amendment or service fee if adding it to your existing vehicle. Other insurance companies may decide to raise your policy premium as a result of you having a towbar fitted – it may be worth looking for alternative quotes in this circumstance.
Is a tow bar permanent?
A fixed towbar is simple. It is permanently fixed to your vehicle so you are always ready to tow. Once a fixed towbar is fitted onto your car you dont have to do anything to it, but you shouldnt forget it is there, especially when parking or accessing the boot.