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Car towing a boat with a tow bar
October 8, 2020

What to consider when buying a tow bar

There are a variety of reasons why you might be considering adding a tow bar to your vehicle.

You may need to tow a boat into the water around the Gold Coast, you might want to add a trailer, or you could need a cycle carrier.

Whatever your reasons for considering tow bars on the Gold Coast, there are some specific things that you should be thinking of.

GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes can offer you advice about what you might need for your car.

What is the purpose of your purchase?

The first thing to consider is exactly why you might need a tow bar on your car.

This is because not all tow bars are the same, and you need to match your needs with the electrics systems that you will be buying with the unit.

You also need to buy the right equipment, otherwise you will not be able to use the bar for your intended purpose.

Towing capacity

You may not even have realised that your vehicle has a specific towing capacity.

This means that it can only pull a certain weight, and you need to consider whether your intended trailer is too heavy.

You will have to have a braking system fitted for the rear of your trailer if it is overweight, and you may also need a weight distribution system.

GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes can help you with fitting either of these options.

Fitting the wiring

You have to consider the types of wiring that will need to be used on your car.

You can choose a 7 pin or a 13 pin wiring kit. Both of these have rear and braking lights, turn signals and fog lights, but the latter only will have reverse lights and other signals.

You may also benefit from a universal wiring kit. Talk to GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes about your wiring options.

Fitting the tow bar

You might think that you are capable of installing a bar on your vehicle, but unless you do it correctly you could end up with a very unstable and dangerous tow.

It is far better to let the experts install tow bars onto your Gold Coast vehicle, including GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes.

We can work with you to make sure that your towing experience is the best.

If you would like to get a quote for a towbar fitting, or you would like to book in for an appointment give us a call on 07 5532 3772, or come and see the team at 72 Ferry Road on the Gold Coast for all your steering, suspension, brake and car mechanic needs.

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