If you are not sure on how to tow correctly within England, Scotland and Wales we have the things you need to do.
Tow ball and connections
You should check that the trailer is correctly coupled to the tow ball or pin, the coupling height is correct and the 7 or 13 core cable and the plug aren’t damaged. Doing this will stop an accident happening before you have even started moving.
When towing use a breakaway cable or secondary coupling. This engages the trailers brakes (if fitted) or stops the trailer if it becomes detached from the car. You should check if there is enough slack in the cable so it doesn’t accidentally apply the brakes, the cable won’t drag on the ground when your driving and that the cable isn’t worn or damaged.
Wheels and tyres
Before setting off you should check tyres on both the trailer and car. The tyres on both of them shouldn’t have any bulges or cuts, they should have enough air in them to the manufacturer's specification, and finally check the wheel nuts are tightened to the correct torque.
Lights & Indicators
Check all lights are working correctly and there’s no damage on any of them.
When you are driving
You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road. If the trailer starts to swerve or snake, slow down it’s a sign you're going to fast or it isn’t loaded correctly. When approaching a bend don’t brake too hard. Reduce your speed in plenty of time when approaching a hazard or bend.
Trailer with no braking system
A loaded trailer must not weigh over 750KG and should not weigh more than 50% of your cars weight.
Trailer with braking system
The car and loaded trailer must not weigh over the second weight shown on the car manufacturers plates.
In summary of this information. Make sure you do every single safety precaution before setting off. If you need anything to set off safely, were are positive we have the thing for you!