Question: Does Fitting A Towbar Affect Warranty?

Why are tow bars so expensive?

Purchasing a towbar and wiring kit can cost hundreds of pounds.

You may wonder why you have to pay so much.

The costs mostly cover the technical development, testing and production of the towbar..

Does fitting a tow bar invalidate warranty?

▸ Will my warranty will be invalid unless I fit the manufacturer’s towbar? The answer is simply no. You have the option to fit a different brand of towbar so long as it is Type Approved, this will not invalidate your vehicle’s warranty.

Should you buy a second hand car with a tow bar?

When purchasing a car with a towbar already attached, you are purchasing without assurance that the towbar has been fitted professionally or safely. Using it could risk the towbar coming off entirely. At best you will need to pay for a new towbar to be attached. At worst you could cause a serious accident.

Does having a tow bar devalue a car?

Think of it like any mod on any car – if you find the right person to sell to, looking for just that, it may add value. If not, it will most likely devalue the car.

Does towing ruin your car?

One of the most common forms of damages that can be caused by a tow truck is car bumper damage. This kind of damage often occurs when the hook is improperly positioned to tow your car. A tow truck striking your car also causes significant damage to your car bumper, depending on the size of the tow-truck.

Can I fit my own towbar? The short answer is no. … Not only is fitting it by yourself a huge safety concern, but you could also be invalidating the towbar or car manufacturers warranty by doing the work yourself. Fitting a towbar to your car is no easy task, and should never be done by an amateur.

Is it illegal to fit your own towbar?

The towbar must be installed correctly under the EC94/20 regulations as an incorrectly installed towbar is dangerous and illegal. … Provided the towbar is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it is perfectly permissible to fit your own towbar to your car.

Can I install a tow bar myself?

You’ll need to make sure your car’s got a tow bar that’s properly fitted and up to the job. You can fit them yourself at home if you’re handy with cars – it can be a bit complicated so you’ll need the right tools, so if you’re not sure you might be better off getting a professional.

Does aftermarket towbar affect warranty?

A properly installed aftermarket Towbar that is designed specifically for your vehicle brand and model will not void your new car warranty. … This means the Towbar is designed for towing within the vehicle’s towing capacity.

Does fitting a towbar affect insurance?

Having a towbar fitted means you can tow other vehicles, caravans, and even boats, which could increase the risk of accident on your policy. … The towbar shouldn’t increase your insurance, although you may be charged an amendment or service fee if adding it to your existing vehicle.

How much does it cost to fit a towbar?

If you have your tow bar fitted, you can expect labour costs from £290 to £450. The electric kit usually costs around £50 to £100, the rest depends on the type of tow bar (fixed, detachable or swivelling) and your car model.

Do Halfords supply and fit tow bars?

We fit tow bars on your drive or workplace with Halfords Mobile Expert. Starting from £350, we supply and fit high-quality Brink tow bars, including full wiring and programming (where required) to your vehicle’s on-board computer.

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