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Author : Gareth Hoyle

Submitted : 2011-09-24 23:25:13    Word Count : 431    Popularity:   31

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Towbars, trailers and safety: Essential tips

Towbars can be a hugely beneficial accessory to have on your automobile. The ability to tow a trailer gives you the option of cheap family holidays with very cheap accommodation by means of taking a trailer tent of caravan. You can also transport other vehicles which are either in need of repair or not allowed on the roads by hiring a vehicle trailer. However having towbars means you need to be aware of the law as well as a few important tips when it comes to towing on the road.

The primary concern when it comes to towbars is of course safety. Dragging something along the road at high speeds can be hazardous. Firstly towbars must be properly fitted. A specialist firm can ensure towbars are of the right quality and are securely fitted to the rear of vehicles.

The National Trailer and Towing Association has a number of recommendations to help ensure your safety as well as the wellbeing of others when you take to the road with a trailer attached to your towbars. First of all you need to know the relevant speed limits; 30mph on roads with lights unless otherwise shown, 50mph on single carriageways unless otherwise shown and 60mph on dual carriageways and motorways. You also cannot use the outside lane when on a motorway with three or more lanes. Don't bother getting towbars fitted unless you are familiar with these rules as not obeying them can have dangerous consequences. If your trailer is for carrying a load do your best to distribute the weight evenly as if a load is positioned precariously it can cause the trailer to swerve and behave unpredictably. Owners of towbars should always remember to slow down gently if their trailer begins swerving.

Another driving tip related to towbars is to always break gently when you are approaching a bend. Aggressive braking can cause a jack-knife scenario so be wary going into corners. With trailers attached to towbars you have a much larger blind spot so don't be afraid to get out of the car and check behind before reversing, or even better get someone to stand behind and guide you.

When it comes to getting towbars fitted, Retrofit.co.uk can help you make the right selection. They make sure you are towing safely and stock a variety of other accessories including vanlocks.

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Retrofit.co.uk can help you to find the right Towbars. Make sure you are towing safely with the correct products for you. Visit us now; we can also help you if you are looking for Vanlocks.

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