Plymouth Towbar Centre

Most frequent questions & answers


Towing regulations vary, and it depends on factors such as your vehicle’s towing capacity, your driving license, and local towing laws. Generally, you should check your vehicle’s manual and local regulations to ensure you comply with weight and size restrictions.

The type of driving license you need depends on the weight and type of the vehicle you intend to tow. In the UK, for instance, you may need a specific category on your license (B+E for car and trailer), while other regions may have different classifications. Check with your local licensing authority for specific requirements.

The size of the trailer you need depends on what you plan to tow. Consider the weight and dimensions of the items you’ll be towing and ensure your vehicle and license can accommodate the load. Always adhere to local regulations regarding trailer size and weight.

The time it takes to build and install a bespoke towbar can vary depending on factors such as complexity, design, and demand. Generally, it’s advisable to inquire directly with the service provider to get a more accurate estimate based on your specific requirements.

Towing lighting regulations are in place to ensure the safety of both the towing vehicle and other road users. Typically, trailers must have working brake lights, indicators, and reflectors. Ensure your towing setup complies with local lighting legislation, and check that all lights are operational before each journey.

Depending on the weight of the trailer, you may be required to have trailer brakes. In many regions, trailers over a certain weight must have a braking system. Check your local regulations and ensure your towing setup complies with any requirements regarding trailer brakes.