Guide to Towing

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A guide to towing

Whether you're planning to pull a caravan, a trailer, a horse box, a boat or anything else, you need to do it safely and legally.

The first thing to check whether your driving license allows you to tow. There are big law differences depending if you passed your driving yet before or after 1997.

You'll also need to make sure that your car is capable of towing what you need to tow.

And, of course, you're going to need a towbar. We can definitely help with that!

We hope that our guide to towing gives you all the information you need to get started and ensure your towing experience goes smoothly.



Check your maximum towing weightCheck your maximum towing weight

Every vehicle has a towing capacity that you must not exceed.

You can find the maximum towing weight on the vin plate of your car, there is some information how to do this HERE.



Towing a TrailerTowing a trailer

As well as ensuring that your towing vehicle can handle the weight that you are towing, it is equally important not to overload your trailer.

The trailer must be properly loaded to be safe.  There is some more information HERE.



Towing CourseDriving licence rules

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

There is some further information HERE.



Highways Agency LogoHighways agency advice

The Highways Agency offer tips and advice for towing safely.

We have included some of this information HERE.