The Advantages Of A Tow Bar And The Kinds That Are Available
The family or work vehicle is an item that we just can’t do without. It is the perfect way to get around and it has many functions within a family or business. For families it is the method by which the kids get to school or how mum or dad gets to the shops. It is the vehicle that allows families to go to the beach when we get the occasional sunny day in the UK. For business, it has a number of functions like the delivery vehicle and the transport for getting the workers to and from their place of work. There are other things, however, that can be added to your vehicle to make it even more useful and one of those things is a tow bar.
Towbars and a tow bar hitch are items that have improved markedly over the years and it no longer is just a piece of metal attached to your car. If you have one on your vehicle there are very strict regulations in the UK in regards to safety and tow bars have to be designed and developed for any particular vehicle. There are quite a number of tow bar suppliers that you can deal with in the UK and they offer a great service. There are also many different types of tow bar types to choose from as well.
This is when the tow bar isn’t all in one piece and the tow ball and the tow bar neck are separate. The tow ball is bolted to the tow bar neck ‘flange’ with two additional bolts to hold it in place. There is a reason why this tow bar style is popular and that is because it can be adjusted to suit different styles of tow balls. Certain trailers and caravans for example, may have a different connection and so being able to change out the tow ball is invaluable. You can also fit additional accessories between the tow ball and the tow bar neck flange like bumper shields, stabiliser brackets and bicycle carriers.
This is fixed like the flange type above, but the neck and the ball are all in one piece in the shape of a swan neck, hence the name. These tow bars are very popular in Europe and they are quite compact in size and a bit more discreet for those who don’t want their tow bar affecting the good looks of their car. Also, because it is smaller, it is unlikely to set off your reverse sensors when you are backing up or parking.
This is a great addition because it can be detached and stored away until needed. It only takes moments to detach it and reattaching it is so easy. When it is detached, it is almost invisible and so doesn’t affect the overall look of your car and it also doesn’t block your number plate and fog lights.
Be sure to choose a company who are known for quality fitting of tow bars and who offer the right tow bar at the right price.