More about The Mercedes GLA-Class
The Mercedes-Benz user experience transports the in-car user experience, the driver can control the car using voice or touch input. Over time the clever technology will begin to predict personal habits using artificial intelligence.
The Mercedes GLA offers autonomous driving using state-of-the-art systems to support the driver according to the given situation. The new Mercedes-Benz supports its driver better than ever using a broad selection of assistance and safety systems. The system uses speed adjustment, steering, and changing lanes to reduce the risk of a collision. The system works to provide the driver with a feeling of safety and relaxation every time they get behind the wheel. The innovative technology protects in the most critical emergency situations. The Active Steering Assist switches on so that the driver is no longer able to carry out driving tasks if it detects unresponsive driving.
What's my Towing Capacity?
The Mercedes GLA has an average towing capacity of around 2000KG, this impressive capacity will allow the driver to tow anything from a trailer tent up to a medium to large caravan. When deciding on what to tow it is extremely important to check the weight of what you are intending to tow as overloading the towbar can lead to not only damaging the towbar but also the towbar could unhitch and cause an accident. If you have any questions on towing capacities, please contact our friendly sales team at 01947 895230.
Which Towbar is best for my Mercedes GLA-Class?
There are three different styles of towbars available for the Mercedes GLA, a fixed flange towbar, a fixed swan neck towbar and a detachable swan neck towbar.
The fixed flange towbar is a permanent style of towbar that is the chunkiest style of bar, the fixed flange towbar is the only style of towbar that is fitted with a plate. This plate allows drivers to attach towing accessories to the towbar leaving the towball free for towing. The fixed flange towbar is compatible with all styles of cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans. When towing a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser the fixed flange towbar would need to be fitted with an ALKO towball prior to towing.
The fixed swan neck towbar is another style of permanent towbar; however, the swan neck style towbar is much thinner than the flange towbar. The fixed swan neck towbars are the perfect choice for Mercedes GLA fitted with rear parking sensors, the thin design allows for a larger clearance between where the towbar sits and where the parking sensors are fitted allowing the parking sensors to work as intended. The fixed swan neck towbar is compatible with all camp-on style cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans. It is also ALKO compatible meaning that the towbar can be used with caravans with an ALKO stabiliser without requiring an ALKO towball to be fitted.
The detachable swan neck is the only style of towbar where the towbar neck can be detached from the towbar housing. The neck is easily removed using a simple twist and push method, once the towbar neck has been removed the towbar electrics will flip underneath the bumper leaving the Mercedes GLA to return to its pre-towbar aesthetics. The detachable swan neck towbar is compatible with all clamp-on-cycle carriers, trailers and caravans, it is also ALKO compatible and will not require an ALKO towball when towing a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser.
Will it need a bumper cut?
When fitting any of the towbars to the Mercedes GLA a visible bumper cut will be made to the bumper. Before the fitment begins our informative towbar engineers will discuss all modifications that will be made to the vehicle and answer any questions you may have regarding the installation.
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 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.
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 online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those to the appointment.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, 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 is updated constantly.
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