Fitting FAQ


QHow long does it take to fit a tow bar?
A Most cars etc take 2 to 6 hours. Depending on vehicle and type of fitment required.
QWhy does it take so long? I can't see much when its done
AYou can only see about 10% of the towbar, most of it fits down inside the vehicle structure accessed by the removal of the rear bumper and inside rear panels of your car. Also the towbar electrics on modern cars require the connections to be made often at the front of the car and not at the rear lights as used to be the case. There is a lot more to it than simply what can be seen.
QI keep personal belongings in the boot, should I remove them?
AYes please, in 99% of cases we have to empty the boot completely to fit a towbar.
QWill you have to cut the bumper?
ASometimes, but in most cases you cannot see where, as it is the bottom of the bumper under the car. Be assured only the minimum will be removed and as neatly as possible.
QCan I help or watch in the workshop?
ASorry no, for safety and insurance reasons we cannot allow customers in the workshop.
QCan I have my old/second-hand towbar fitted to a new car?
AIn most cases no, towbars are not universal and are not designed to be removed once fitted. Also many insurance companies do not cover events caused by used parts.
QI only need a towbar for a cycle carrier – is it any cheaper?
ANo, all towbars legally have to be capable of carrying the maximum that the vehicle can carry, there are no basic/heavy duty versions.