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Vehicle Specific wiring can be a lot more expensive, but has many benefits to justify the cost. When getting quotes for a towbar installation it is important to understand what you are looking for. The 'cheapest' way to install the wiring is rarely the best.
On newer cars which have safety features built in to the car which would only be activated with vehicle specific wiring, we always fit the wiring as standard included in the price that you are quoted. Using universal wiring on these cars would mean that essential safety features are not active when you are towing. In the future all cars will require this type of wiring to be fitted.
To help you make an informed decision, you can click on the images below for further information about universal aftermarket wiring, and vehicle specific wiring.
This is a lower cost option than vehicle specific towbar wiring, however it does have some compromises as a result.
Universal towbar wiring does provide all the lighting functions that are needed to keep you legal while towing your trailer or caravan.
However it doesn't provide the additional benefits provided by vehicle specific towbar wiring.
Each kit is designed specifically for the vehicle that it is fitted to, and rather than soldering or using 'Scotch Locks' to connect the towbar wiring, which is the case with universal aftermarket wiring, these kits interface with the vehicle systems in the same way as the vehicle manufacturer intended.
Due to the complex nature of dedicated wiring it is inevitable that is more expensive than universal wiring.