Towbar accessories that you can buy

When it comes to towing your car, a tow bar is not all that you will require. There are a number of accessories that which are required so that you can drive safely on the road. Auckland towbars recommend the following towbars as a must.

Carrying equipment

If you are towing your vehicle to the countryside, it only makes sense to take along your bicycle. The better part is that now there are towbars with attached bicycle carriers. This will make the whole trip much more adventurous. Also, the bicycle carriers do not pose any hindrance to the functionality of the towbar. These are very stable and wind resistant. They also do not decrease the speed of the towing vehicle. However, the greatest boon is that these carriers do not require any extra maintenance at all; neither do they exceed the threshold load for the towbar. This little fix can make transporting your bicycle a breeze. You can explore very new bicycle routes wherever you go.

  • Crank

You can attach your bicycle to the carrier in two different ways that are either through the crank or through the bicycle frame. If you are attaching it through the crank, then you will be required to use plastic clamps to hold the pedal spindle. The only drawback is that sometimes, the clamp may not fit the crank. So you may want to use the bicycle carrier. This method requires you to mount the bicycle to the frame using a brace. This method is more convenient as it can be used for all different models.

  • Electric bicycles

Electrical bicycles are getting more and more popular by the day. This has led to the development of new designs. Electric bicycles are also heavier as compared to the conventional bicycles. So you may want to consider the build of the carrier and whether it is compatible with the towball load of the car.

Extra boot space

Many innovative extensions have been made to towbars and one of them is the extra boot space. These can be attached to the towbars to increase the luggage space. The built of the boot space ensures that it will not hinder with the transporting capability of the towing vehicle or with the threshold load.

White license plates

Most of the times, towing vehicles or carriers require white license plates. These can be obtained with the help of your garage store. Therefore, when you are dealing with Auckland towbars, you should also maintain that you have the required license plates.

Adapter socket

When you are towing a vehicle, it is a must that the electrical systems of the towed vehicle are active and fully functional. Therefore, an adapter socket is a must accessory. These allow you to use the 7 pin plugs with 13 pin socket or vice versa. Auckland towbars have this taken care of. You can also get them through any local garage.

Restraining cable

A restraining cable is basically a ring that is fitted into trailers devoid of the braking system. This keeps the trailer from going loose in case the towbar gets detached.

Towball cover

The basic purpose of a towball cover is to protect the towball from rusting or getting corroded. Auckland towbars provide these covers along with the towbar. These are also available to be purchased separately.