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The all new 2023 Ford Ranger Towbar & Dedicated towing electrcics now available at Telford Towbars - over photo

The all new 2023 Ford Ranger Towbar & Dedicated towing electrcics now available at Telford Towbars

The New 2023>> Ford Ranger Towbar is now available for you to order at Telford Towbars.

Available as a fixed flange towbar and also a multi height adjustable bar for more details please contact our sales team on 01952 608750 or via our contact us page. More details to follow over the coming weeks

The New Peugeot 408 Towbar now available at Telford Towbars - Cover photo

The New Peugeot 408 Towbar now available

The latest generation Peugeot 408 Towbar is now available from Telford Towbars.

The New Peugeot 408 has a towing capacity for 1400kgs giving the vehicle a credible towing ability for its driver. We have a line up of 3 towbars available for this vehicle The fixed swan neck the horizontal detachable towbar and the vertical detachable towbar.

The New Peugot 408 detachable and fixed swan neck towbar available at Telford Towbars.

We are on the lookout for our first customer to fit for so if you are that customer we will be offering a 25% discount for the first booking. Please give us a call on 01952 608750 if you have a 408 and are looking for a Towbar. Full details of the install will be updated once we have completed the fit.

Lexus NX 300h Towbar fitting at Telford Towbars - Cover photo

Lexus NX 300h Towbar fitting at Telford Towbars

Looking for a Towbar on your Lexus NX 300h check out our latest installation at Telford Towbars

How much is it to fit a towbar to my Lexus RX300H Towbar?

Towbar fitting prices can vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting is to use our towbar quote builder.

Do you use deicated or universal?

We only use vehcile specific towbar electrics read more about that here https://shop.telfordtowbars.co.uk/product-category/towbar-electrics/

Do you offer a mobile service to fit my RX300h towbar?

We do offer a mobile towbar fitting service at Telford Towbars… however, should you come to us, we like to make your fitting experience as easy and relaxed as possible!  Go about your day as normal with a FREE hire car, or if you want to explore the local area, have a day out on us at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum here in Telford! The birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Click here to find out more.

What warranty do I get with my RX 300H Towbar?

Our towbar installations come with a life of ownership warranty so for as long as you own your vehicle we have you covered.

How can we help?

Purchase a Towbar today! Click here to view our dedicated towing solutions.

If you want us to carry out the install then simply enter your registration number in our registration search tool, to generate a quote in less than 60 seconds.

Contact us today!

If you are still unsure about what electrics to use for your towbar fitting, then please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Booking is simple you can call us on:  +44 (0)1952 608750

You can follow the booking process on our website: https://shop.telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact-us/

Or book a Call Back: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/request-callback

Our Happy Customers!

Customer service is a main priority at Telford Towbars our team of highly trained technicians and support team are always here to help and go the extra mile! Don’t believe us? Check out of 5* google reviews!

Remember, there is always a cuppa waiting!

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Audi Q5 Detachable Towbar & 13 pin Dedicated Electrics at Telford Towbars

Are you looking for a Towbar on your Audi Q5 then take a look at our recent install at Telford Towbars.

The Installation

Our customer wanted to go for a detachable Towbar due to the fact the bar would not be in use all of the time. The other reason was that they didn’t want to spoil the look of the new car. We chose the Tow-Trust detachable Towbar that has a towing capacity of 2400kgs. The Audi Q5 dedicated electrics is the 13 pin kit from Right Connections that integrate correctly with the vehicles canbus system it was then fully coded with our very own Complete Diagnostics tool. Don’t forget all of our towbars are fitted with the coding included in the price.

How much is it to fit a Towbar to my Audi Q5?

Towbar fitting prices can vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting is to use our towbar quote builder.

Do you offer a mobile fitting service for my Audi Q5 Towbar?

We do offer a mobile towbar fitting service at Telford Towbars… however, should you come to us, we like to make your fitting experience as easy and relaxed as possible!  Go about your day as normal with a FREE hire car, or if you want to explore the local area, have a day out on us at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum here in Telford! The birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Click here to find out more.

What warranty do I get on my Audi Q5 Towbar?

Our towbar installations come with a “life of ownership” warranty. So for as long as you own your vehicle we have you covered! We also offer a FREE 1 year Towbar health check after your installation.

How can we help?

Purchase a Towbar today! Click here to view our dedicated towing solutions.

If you want us to carry out the install then simply enter your registration number in our registration search tool, to generate a quote in less than 60 seconds.

Contact us today!

If you are still unsure about what electrics to use for your towbar fitting, then please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Booking is simple you can call us on:  +44 (0)1952 608750

You can follow the booking process on our website: https://shop.telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact-us/

Or book a Call Back: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/request-callback

Our Happy Customers!

Customer service is a main priority at Telford Towbars our team of highly trained technicians and support team are always here to help and go the extra mile! Don’t believe us? Check out of 5* google reviews!

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Ford Transit Custom MSRT Towbar

Ford Transit Custom MSRT Towbar & Vehicle Specific Electrics Fitting at Telford Towbars

The MS-RT Transit Custom certainly stands out from the crowd, and the hand-crafted interior brings sporty luxury to a van unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. It’s a credit to the team at MS-RT that they have turned the Transit Custom from an everyday workhorse to a genuinely desirable vehicle that has a sporty edge that few SUVs, let alone MPVs, will be able to match. The chassis tweaks are well judged, too, boosting comfort a little over the standard model.

Having a towbar fitted to this sporty van is no problem here at Telford Towbars over the years we have completed many all fitted with the Right Connections vehicle specific electrics and a detachable towbar from Tow Trust. Having the vehicle specific electrics means that all of the saftey features are acivated when fully coded to the vehicle. Dont forget our towbar fitting prices all include coding so no trip back to the dealer your vehicle will leave the workshop ready to go!

To get a quote for your towbar fitting simply visit https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/ enter your reg number and generate a quote in less than 30 seconds. You can generate a quote for supply only and we will ship your parts the next working day. If you have any further questions then please contact us here https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/contact or give our team a call on 01952 608750 dont forget all of our towbar fittings come with a life of ownership warranty.

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Ford Mustang Mach-E Towbar & Dedicated Electrics

Ford Mustang Mach-E Towbar & Dedicated Electrics

The Mustang Mach-E is an blend of past, present and future. It mixes a distinguished name from the 1960s with an SUV  body that is very much of the moment, and on-trend fully electric power.

The all-new electric car is an alternative to SUV EVs such as the Tesla Model X, Mercedes EQC, Audi e-tron and Skoda Enyaq.

Ford Mach-E Towing capacity.

The all new ford Mach-E has a towing capacity of 750kgs so it gives the driver the perfect oppourtunity to have a towbar installed for the purpose of towing a small un braked trailer or bike carrier. Take a look below at our recent install of a detachable towbar and 13 pin electrics.#

Our quick video below show how easy the bar is to remove and detach. Once the bar is removed and the electrics pushed into the storage position it leaves the Mustang Mach-E looking like no bar is fitted at all. Take a look for yourself here https://fb.watch/cdsArGVDLo/

If you would like to get a quote for the New Ford Mach-E simply visit https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/search/car-reg-search enter your reg number and get a quote in less than 30 seconds. Dont forget every customer get free entry to the Ironbridge George Museums so even if you live a distance away from us book in take a free loan car and have a day out on us for up to 6 people https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/2021/09/28/free-entry-to-the-ironbridge-gorge-museum-for-all-our-customers/

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Templates A Guide to Towing Safely With Your Tow Car Caravan Trailer

A Guide to Towing Safely With Your Tow Car / Caravan / Trailer

The UK is a nation of drivers, and we like to get out there on the road. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to have a car that can safely tow your caravan or trailer.

At Telford Towbars in Telford Shropshire, we have all the information you need to tow your caravan or trailer safely and efficiently. From what type of car is best suited for towing, how much weight can be pulled, and more! If you’re new to this world, then we are here to help. Our advice will make sure that your journey is safe and enjoyable every time.

You don’t want any surprises when it comes time to hit the road with your new caravan or trailer in tow. That’s why we provide everything you need right here on our website so that there are no unpleasant surprises along the way.

After spending lots of money on a holiday, the last thing anyone wants is that something unexpected like a faulty brake light switch could ruin it all at once! 

So please read our blog post before heading out into the great unknown with us by your side every step of the way!

Safety is Essential

  1. Do not exceed the maximum towing weight for your vehicle

  2. Keep sufficient distance between you and other vehicles on the road

  3. Ensure that all passengers are wearing their seatbelts before setting off

  4. Drive with care – do not overtake or undertake other drivers, especially when visibility is low

  5. Take extra caution when driving over bridges or through tunnels 

  6. If you experience any problems, pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and contact your local police station immediately

  7. Make sure you have a caravan license to tow your caravan

  8. When driving, stay in the right-hand lane and keep a safe distance from the car in front of you

  9. Always use indicators when changing lanes or turning corners 

  10. If you are towing a trailer with your caravan, make sure it is adequately secured for safety reasons 

  11. Never exceed the speed limit – if there’s no sign saying otherwise, follow the national speed limit shown on signs at roadworks or temporary speed limits set up by police officers

  12. Keep an eye out for cyclists who may be riding alongside cars and vans before overtaking them as they can’t see what’s coming from behind them; also, watch out for pedestrians who might step into your path without looking first!

  13. Research the best routes to take for your caravan

  14. Check the height of bridges and tunnels, as well as any other obstacles along your route

  15. Know what you can tow with a caravan – this includes cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and even pedestrians 

  16. Make sure you have a good quality tow ball hitch on both vehicles before starting out 

  17. Don’t forget to pack lots of food and water in case there’s an emergency stop-over!

  18. Be prepared for extreme weather conditions by packing appropriate clothing and blankets

  19. Ensure that all passengers wear seatbelts while travelling in vehicles (unless exempted), including those sitting in the back seats of large vehicles such as buses and coaches where belts are not fitted as standard equipment 

  20. Install emergency lights on trailers so others know you’re about to turn left or right; this is especially important if traffic conditions mean visibility is poor ahead 

Click through now and learn about how Telford Towbars UK can help keep you safe while travelling with your caravan or trailer today! We even give you tips on how to reverse!

Telford Towbars are designed and installed to be used with any vehicle, and we will help you overcome these problems so that you can go anywhere with complete confidence. Our towbars for cars or vans are made from high-quality materials, and they come with all of the fittings, clamps, bolts etc., needed to install them properly onto your vehicle. We have state of the art bays for you to bring your car or van to be fitted with the correct towbar! by our expert team here in Telford.

So what are you waiting for? Get yours today!

Remember!

If you want a hassle-free road trip, make sure that the car and tow bar is secure. There’s no point in putting yourself or those around you in a potentially dangerous situation when there is an easy fix: securing all connections first.

The maximum towing weight for your vehicle is a critical factor and can be challenging to find.

On the road, you might not know the correct weight limit of your car. This means that you could exceed it and damage your vehicle or, even worse, cause an accident!

Telford Towbars UK has created a search engine that will help you find this information in seconds. Our website also allows customers to purchase tow bars online with free delivery on orders over £50 (excl VAT). We have been selling tow bars since 2002, and we are proud of our A+ rating from Trustpilot and our 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google+.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at tel: 01952608750 or get in touch by filling out our contact form.

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Free entry to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum for all our Customers

Free Entry to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum for all our Customers

Yes you read that right! We offer all our customer the oppourtunity to take themselves and 5 guests to the Ironbridge George Museums.

Blists Hill open air museum Ironbridge.

How do i get my free passes?

Its very simple when placing your booking please let us know you would like to take advantage of the passes. They are on a first come first service basis so make sure you give us plenty of notice. If you a placing a order for products in the shop for mail order then please let us know at the checkout how many passes you would like. Please note that the passes need to be collected from and retuned to Telford Towbars after your visit.

Can i visit Ironbridge Gorge whilst having my towbar fitted?

Absolutley yes! Many customer make a day out whilst having a towbar fitted. Simply drop your car off with us in the morning and then take one of our loan vehicles free of charge and have a day out on us. 2 adults and 4 children would cost £92 for the Blist Hill victorian town alone! With our passes you get access to all of the attractions on the house.

What are the Ironbridge Museums?

A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is home to some amazing museums that make for an unforgettable experience.

Blist Hill Victorian Town.

Rocket yourself back to the age of steam and see life more than 100 years ago at the open-air museum! Have fun at the brand-new Outdoor Adventure. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

ENGINUITY

Enjoy our new interactives, table-top experiments and old-favourites. Enginuity is back… better than ever! https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/enginuity/

JACKFIELD TILE MUSEUM

Explore the home of British tile design and see galleries packed with dazzling examples from the very best designers. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/jackfield-tile-museum/

COALPORT CHINA MUSEUM

Be wowed by some of the finest examples of Coalport & Caughley China and enjoy brand new family activities. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalport-china-museum/

COALBROOKDALE MUSEUM OF IRON

Coalbrookdale changed the world forever… discover how with family trails, galleries and interactives. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalbrookdale-museum-of-iron/

What are you waiting for?

If you are looking for a Towbar instalation for your vehicle visit our simple quote system here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/search/car-reg-search and get booking or simply give us a call on 01952 608750 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm or fill in our contact us form here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/contact/request-callback

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Templates Three Simple Steps to a Mobile Towbar Fitting

Three Simple Steps to a Mobile Towbar Fitting

Here at Telford Towbars, we want you to have a pleasant experience of getting the right mobile towbar for your vehicle along with the proper mobile towbar fitting services.

The reason for this is not only are you getting the correct equipment that you need, but your safety on the road is important to us.

We are proud to say our experience and innovation has made us the best mobile towbar specialists in Telford

Why Do We Call Ourselves Mobile?

Because we can keep you mobile whilst your car is in our workshop being professionally fitted by our experts here in Telford.

We can supply you with a courtesy car free of charge and you can even have an automatic.

And guess what?

If you are travelling a distance, you can make use of our National Heritage here in Telford, we are sponsors of the Iron Bridge Museum so we can offer free tickets for a maximum of six people for an excellent day out: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/.

Towbars have been extremely popular over the last year with more and more people staying at home in the UK for their holidays or taking their cars, trailers, campervans etc. into Europe to avoid trains and aeroplanes.

We will explain the different types to simplify the process and help you choose the correct towbar for your use.

So here we go…

If you are using our website Telford Towbars or speaking to someone, these are the steps we will talk through or explain:

First Step

Choose from three types of Towbars:

1. Detached

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances, the system is completely invisible once the neck is removed
  • Compatible with AL-KO and other friction style stabilisers
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safekeeping once next is removed

2. Flange

  • Popular in the UK
  • It can be used with accessories such as bumper guard and tow-steps
  • Tow ball height can be adjusted on some commercial vehicles
  • Capable of using accessories like some models of cycle carriers whilst towing

3. Swan Neck

  • Compatible for use with AL-KO stabiliser without the requirements of a replacement ball
  • Less likely to affect reversing sensors
  • Not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps
  • It cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time
  • More aesthetically pleasing than a flange style towbar

You are now a step closer to your mobile towbar fitting.

Once you have chosen what type of towbar, then you can select the type of electrics, or we can advise you. There are two types, and here we explain the difference to help you with what you need.

Second Step

1. 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics

When you are towing a standard trailer or have a lighting board attached and even a bike carrier, a 7-pin vehicle specific kit will enable all of your light functions for this job. A 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics kit provides all of the basic legal lighting requirements for towing and harnesses perfectly with your car. Here at Telford Towbars, we never fit by-pass or universal electrics to your vehicle!

What can a 7-pin electric socket power do?

  • Left indicator
  • Right indicator
  • Taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Brake lights

2. 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics

You will need a 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics kit for towing a caravan because it provides all of the legal lighting requirements for towing, as well as powering the electrics inside your caravan. Most caravans manufactured after January 2009 will have 13-pin electrics and will also connect to your reverse lights whilst providing a full power supply inside your caravan. Please note that if you have the older 12n 12s style electrics, we will still fit the latest electrics to your vehicle and provide a 12n 12s to 13 pin adapter.

What can a 13-pin electric socket power do?

  • Left indicator
  • Right indicator
  • Taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Brake lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Caravan electric (inside)

That’s it!

Your next step is to get it fitted by our mobile towbar specialists here in Telford.

And don’t forget we want to keep you mobile with the offer of a courtesy car and you can have a day out at the Iron Bridge Museum which is a great day out for the family.

Telford Towbars hope you have found this helpful information about mobile towbars and has helped you to choose the best towbar for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us either via our website;  https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/ or call us on 01952608750.

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B+E Licence Changes Being Made by the DVSA

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your car driving test. The rules will change later in 2021. The new rules will still depend on when you originally passed your car driving test.There are different rules for towing if you live in Northern Ireland. Licences issued before 1 January 1997 you will not be affected by the changes. You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). View your driving licence information to check. You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg. MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following: a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)a trailer over 750kg MAM, as long as it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle (up to 3,500kg in total)You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued from 19 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 19 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following: a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg. You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

What will change later in 2021

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes. DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photocard driving licence. You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically.The date the law will change has not yet been confirmed. Sign up for email alerts to be told when the law changes. Car and trailer driving tests are stopping from 20 September 2021. You can no longer book or take a car and trailer driving test from 20 September 2021. However, the law will not change until later in 2021.

What you can do until the law changes

Until the law changes later in autumn 2021, you must continue to follow the current rules about what you’re allowed to tow based on when you passed your car driving test. You can be fined up to £1,000, be banned from driving and get up to 6 penalty points on your driving licence if you tow anything heavier before the law changes. You’re only allowed to tow anything heavier if you’re being supervised. When you’re being supervised, you must:display L plates to the front of the car and the rear of the trailer be accompanied by a person who’s at least 21 years old and has had category BE on their driving licence for at least 3 years. Driving a car and trailer for the first time It’s best to take training from a driving instructor if you want to start driving a car and trailer.

The ‘National standard for driving cars and light vans’ tells you about the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to tow a trailer or caravan. You can also read about why learning to tow is important,safety checks you should do when you’re towing a trailer or caravan with a car.

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