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AUDI A1 TOWBARS

Audi A1

We stock a full range of towbars and electrics to fit your Audi A1.

The new Audi A1 (2019 onwards) has had a superior upgrade from the earlier shape with features such as LED headlights, 15” Alloys, Lane Departure Warning and Hill-Hold Assist. So, what does this all mean when it comes to towing? When you have dedicated electrics fitted with your towbar the vehicle knows it is towing which will allow all these functions to be active.

When you are towing a caravan up a hill and need to stop then the Hill-Hold assist will kick in; it automatically holds your position when stationary on slopes and lets you drive off again with ease.

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All towbar prices shown on our website include fitting at your home or work.

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We offer a great range of towbars and towing electrics for your Audi A1.

The new Audi A1 (2019 onwards) has had a superior upgrade from the earlier shape with features such as LED headlights, 15” Alloys, Lane Departure Warning and Hill-Hold Assist. So, what does this all mean when it comes to towing? When you have dedicated electrics fitted with your towbar the vehicle knows it is towing which will allow all these functions to be active.

When you are towing a caravan up a hill and need to stop then the Hill-Hold assist will kick in; it automatically holds your position when stationary on slopes and lets you drive off again with ease.

The lane departure warning also helps whilst towing as which alerts the driver if you unintentionally depart from the lane by sending gentle pulses to the steering wheel, helping when towing a caravan, trailer or even cycle carrier. This vehicle also has driver assist – Audi Pre-sense Front. If an imminent collision is detected, the system warns the driver and may initiate emergency breaking. Again, if you have the dedicated electrics fitted then the vehicle cleverly knows the vehicles may be longer than the norm as your towing.

The Audi A1 has Dynamic Suspension which gives impeccable driving dynamics with excellent ride comfort and a towing nose weight of approx. 85kg, meaning you can tow most things however we always recommend you check your VIN Plate to ensure you’re towing within the guidelines. The VIN Plate is usually located on the Driver’s door post.

Another feature of the Audi A1 is its large 335 litre boot. This is perfect size to add your belongings for a trip away or even one of our Thule Cycle Carriers. All our Thule Cycle Carriers fold up and will fit perfectly in your boot if you don’t want to tow it or if you are already towing something else for your journey.

A1 Towing Weights
What’s my Towing Capacity?

The towing capacity on the Audi A1 does vary on the style you choose. There are a few variants; Technik, Sport, S-line, Black Edition and Vorsprung. They will all have different towing capacities so you will need to look at the VIN plate on that particular vehicle. On average the maximum towing capacity for the Audi A1 is 1200kg however, to work out how much you can tow, look at our VIN Plate advice here.

Which Towbar is best for my vehicle?

We have both fixed and detachable options available. We highly recommend the detachable swan neck towbar as this can be removed when not towing to avoid it interfering with the parking sensors. We can not guarantee the fixed towbars won’t set the parking sensors off when you reverse.

Will it need a bumper cut?

Unfortunately, this car will need a bumper cut. The cut will be small and under the vehicle so it will not be visible at all. The towbar engineer will remove the bumper, cut it to shape as per the fitting instructions. They will also remove the crash beam as the towbar replaces it. We recommend you keep the crash beam in case you want to remove the towbar at a later date as the crash beam will need to be refitted.

Audi A1

Which Electric Socket for my vehicle?

There are 3 electric socket options used in the. UK; Single 7 Pin electrics (12N), Twin 7 Pin electrics (12N & 12S), and 13 Pin electrics.

The 7 Pin option provides power from the Towbar to the lights on a trailer or caravan. If you're only going to be towing a trailer this is all you need. You can tow a caravan using only single electrics, but the interior functions of the caravan, such as the fridge, wouldn't have power to them. You will need an adaptor if your caravan has 13 pin electrics.

13 Pin Electrics have been standard in most other European countries for some time. This is replacing the 2 separate sockets (Twin) currently used in the UK. The 13-pin socket is essentially the two 7 pin sockets merged in to one. All caravans manufactured in the UK from 2008 are fitted with an ISO 13 pin connector as standard. This system uses one socket with 13 pins inside, instead of the traditional two separate 7 pin sockets.

Universal or Dedicated Wiring?

There are two ways that towbar wiring can be installed on your car. It can be installed using either universal aftermarket wiring, or using what is known as vehicle specific, or dedicated wiring.

Universal Wiring 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.

Vehicle Specific Wiring, sometimes known as 'dedicated wiring looms' or 'plug in kits', are becoming ever more popular for towbar wiring installation. To put it simply this is the way the job should be done. 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.

How do I book a Towbar Fitment?

We know our customers lead busy lives which is why our Engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose whether you want your appointment to be in the morning between 8am and 12pm or in the afternoon between 12pm and 6pm. Our team will fit your towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Depending on your vehicle, our Towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours.

To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle below or enter your registration number and postcode above. You can book your date, time and location all online and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in the one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, then the Engineer will bring those as well.

Why choose Towbar Express?

Towbar Express have over 30 years’ experience in the industry and we know exactly what you need! All our Towbar Engineers are employed by us, so we won't just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. They are all trained to a high standard and training is carried on throughout their employment with us to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle. New vehicles are released every year and our Engineers are trained and their knowledge updated constantly.

We have over 3000 Trustpilot and google reviews from past customers who are happy with our work! Everyday another 5-star review comes through, which is how we know we have happy customers and are doing a fantastic job!