Your car is one of the most valued possessions that you are going to own. A car helps you to get around and ensure that your family can go on holiday, go on road trips and anything else that you might want to do.

Whilst a car on its own is an incredibly useful tool, you can make it even more useful by adding certain accessories to the mix. A towbar is one of these things.

But, why should you fit a towbar? What benefits do they offer?

Can a towbar be fitted to my vehicle?

Towbars can be fitted to the vast majority of cars and light commercial vehicles. There are a few exceptions where a vehicle has not been approved for use with a towbar by the vehicle manufacturer but this is quite unusual and does not stop a towbar being fitted for use with a cycle carrier as long as it is not used for towing.

Can I fit my own towbar?

The short answer to this is yes, and anyone with good DIY skills and some knowledge of cars could possibly fit their own towbar, however, we would recommend having one fitted by a professional with years of experience as many towbars are quite complex to install and certainly the fitting of the electrics required can be very challenging and costly if not done correctly.

They don’t have to cost the Earth

Sure, towbars do have a cost associated to them and this is something that you are going to need to keep in mind if you want to buy one for your car. The cost for a fitted towbar will vary depending on the vehicle make and model as well as the type of towbar and electrics that will be required but there are plenty of choices on the market, so, if you want a towbar then you should be able to find exactly what you are looking for.

They are ideal for caravans and trailers alike

One of the main reasons that many people decide to install a towbar on their car is because they want to use it to tow caravans or trailers around. It is great knowing that you have the freedom to just hitch up your home and get out wherever you want to be. Having a towbar gives you the chance to do this.

They can also help those who like to cycle around

It is all too easy to forget that a towbar can be a useful addition to your car if you are someone who loves to get out and about on their bike. Many cycle carriers can be attached to a towbar, which means that if you want to head out for the day, or perhaps on holiday, you can take your bikes with you with ease. Indeed, some cycle carriers can even be used whilst towing a trailer or caravan.

As you can see, having a towbar on your car really does have a range of benefits that you might not have even of thought about. Why not consider a towbar for your car and see if it helps you to get out and about as much as possible?