One of the most convenient things that you can add to your car is a towbar. Whether you are looking to tow a trailer, another car, or even a small boat having the right towbar can either make or break the experience. To make an educated choice on the type of towbar that best works for you and your car you will need to understand the different types of towbars. Once you have determined the type of towbar that you would like fitted to your car you can visit an expert towbar fitter, who will be able to install your towbar property.
So, what type of Towbars are available?
- Detachable Flange Towbar
The detachable flange towbar is normally bolted with either 2 or 4 bolts to a flange plate, which is fitted under your vehicle. This type of towbar even though detachable, remains visible in part when detached. The towbar is easy to detach when not in use, which is a perk of using this sort of towbar. While detachable flange towbars are more common, there are also fixed versions of this towbar available.
- Great for towing and carrying cycles simultaneously
- It won’t trigger the reversing sensors when not in use
- Different accessories and towing coupling can be fitted and attached
- Can be pricey
- It remains visible even when detached
- Fixed or Detachable Swan Neck Towbar
The Fixed Swan towbar is named after its appearance. The shape of this towbar is thin and often considered unobtrusive. Much like with the fixed Swan Neck Towbar, the design of its detachable counterpart is also slim and unobtrusive. When detached there is only a very small part of the towbar that remains visible. This is especially true when one compares it to the detachable Flange Towbar and the alteration on the façade of the car that it causes.
- Great appearance, it is even considered aesthetically pleasing
- It is compatible with AL-KO stabilisers
- It is not possible to adjust the tow ball height
- It is more expensive than the flange towbar
- This type of towbar is not compatible with a bumper shield
If you are in the South Wales area, then one of the best towbar fitting services available is offered by Kits-N-Nits. They have mobile services that cover all of the following areas: Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath, Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire, and Powys (South). To learn more about their services and the areas they service you can visit their website at kits-n-bits.com