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Towbar Advice CentreTowbar Advice Centre | In our Advice Centre you will find all there is to know about the different types of towbars and towing accessories that we offer.

Whether you simply need to understand the different types of towbar available, or you would like to learn about the wide range of accessories and cycle carriers, we aim to provide all the information that you need here.

From just towing a small trailer, or using the towbar to support a towbar mounted cycle carrier, right through to towing a large caravan, it is important to make sure that you pick the right style of towbar for your needs.

We have information on this page about the towbar heights, the towbar warranty, socket types, insurance details and also information about how to check your maximum towing weight.

Learn about Towbars

Towbars are available in different styles.

Your choice is largely down to personal preference, but can also be affected by factors such as parking sensors being fitted on your car.

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Towbar Electric Socket Types

It's important to make sure that you have the right electric socket with your towbar.

This guide gives all the information that you need to make the right choice.

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Guide to Towing

Our Guide to Towing contains a number of useful towing article to help you with towing safely.

Guide to Towing

Towbar Mounted Cycle Carriers

Towbar Mounted Cycle Carriers allow you to carry up to 5 bikes on the rear of your car.

The cycle carriers are mounted securely to your towbar so there is no chance of damage to your bikes or to the car.

Cycle Carriers

Find your towbar

Does fitting a towbar affect my warranty?

Many people with new cars are concerned that if they have their towbar fitted by an independent installer rather than the dealer that their car warranty may be invalidated.

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Do you need to tell your insurance?

Do you need to tell your insurance if you have a towbar fitted?

The reality is that you do need to tell your insurers, but they will rarely charge an extra.

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Towing with an Alko Stabiliser

If your caravan is fitted with an Alko Stabiliser you need to make sure that there is enough clearance for the stabiliser between the caravan hitch and your cars bumper.

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How to Reset a Detachable Towbar

We often get customers phoning up to complain that their detachable towbar neck is no longer working correctly.

Click here to learn how to fix it.

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Towball Heights

The position of the tow ball on your car is not a random choice by the the towbar manufacturer, or the towbar fitter.

It is pre-determined by the car manufacturer, and by EC Directive 94/20/EC. So it is not something that we can change at will to suit your individual caravan or trailer.

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Check your Maximum Towing Weight

The maximum weight that you can tow, or load on to your towbar, is specified by the vehicle manufacturer.

The weights are shown on the VIN plate for your car and must be followed to prevent damage to your car.

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