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Towbars 101: Your Comprehensive Shopping Guide

Whether you’re hauling a trailer, a caravan, a motorboat, or attaching a towbar to a bike rack, you need top-of-the-line towbars to keep your possessions safe and secure during packing and moving.

At Roof Rack and Towbar World, we make sure that you have access to the best towing equipment and accessories that you need. So if you need towbars for personal or professional reasons, your search ends here.


What are Towbars

Towbars are flat towing setup tools that typically feature a steel bar on one end, and a ball mount or a related accessory on the other end. The steel bar attaches to a vehicle's underframe, equipping it to pull another vehicle, trailer, hauler, boat, or equipment. And the ball mount connects to the receiver, which creates a solid and stable towing link.

These accessories are fitted on vehicles to eliminate the need to hire towing services and help you save on cost -- making them convenient, practical, easy to attach to a trailer, and user-friendly. In addition, they are necessary for:

● Towing box or camper trailers

● Towing boats for jet skis

● Carrying bikes; and

● Creating a secure attachment for towbar-mounted cargo boxes

Towing systems used for travelling can also serve as extra baggage space, providing comfort for your passengers so they can relax and focus on the fun that is to come! 

Additionally, towbars can:

● Make it easy for your vehicle to tow anything in any given situation, as long as your car load capacity can     handle it

● Add a secure and convenient way to carry other equipment with you on any trip

● Give you a permanent or removable option, depending on your needs; and

● Broaden your vehicle's functionality so you stay ready for whatever may happen on the road

And the best part? They come in various styles and sizes so they don’t need to detract from the aesthetics of your vehicle. 

At the Roof Rack and Towbar World, we also ensure quality towbar installation to make sure that you get to harness all the advantages that come with towbars.


When Do You Need Towbars

There are various situations where towbars are not only ideal, they are a necessity. Here are three of the most important of them:


When You’re Travelling

Going on an adventure with friends or family -- or even just by yourself -- is a wonderful opportunity that should not be hampered by mediocre concerns about luggage capacity and the like. 

With towbars, you have the option to lug around everything that you may need to make the experience more enjoyable and rewarding -- like bringing along gear such as bikes, ski and surfboards, or camping equipment. And you won’t have to give up precious legroom in the process!


When You’re Moving

Moving from one area to another demands a lot of logistical planning, and it can be time-consuming and expensive. At the very least, you’ll have to factor in the costs of hiring a moving company to transport your things to your new location.

With towbars, you can lessen the hassle and expenses associated with moving by transporting your stuff yourself. All you need to do is hook the right type of towbar to your vehicle, attach it to a trailer that houses your possession, and be on your way to a new life.


When You Want to Mitigate Potential Damage to Your Car

Finally, towbars can help reduce the risk of serious consequences from rear-ending. These accessories can provide a certain cushion against other vehicles, which might create a whole world of difference when something untoward happens.


Types of Towbars

At Roof Rack and Towbar World, we supply many types of towbars that are ideal for various applications, towing requirements, and budgets.


European Towbars

If you need towbars that do the job and look great for various types of cars, our selection carries excellent options to help you satisfy both. Take your pick and let us set it up so you can get on the road in style.


Flat Tongue Towbars

Straightforward, secure, and strong, the flat tongue towbar is especially ideal for smaller cars. If you have a limited budget, this one will also get you the functionality that you need without breaking the bank.


Horizontal Hitch Towbars

If you have a larger car or you're towing larger loads, horizontal hitch towbars are what you want to purchase. This equipment typically features multiple accessories, including a horizontal frame that you can mount to the factory-mounted points on your car's underside.


Light Protector Towbars

Also called the Taillight Lamp Protector, light protector towbars come with a tongue and ball towbar, as well as a lamp and body protector. They're best suited to commercial vehicles that frequently tow light trailers. You'll also find models that can carry up to 1000kgs, replete with an 80-kg ball weight capacity.


Vertical Hitch Towbars

Vertical hitch towbars mimic European towbars in the sense that they allow the towbar to exit through a concealed cut on the bottom portion of your bumper. They also have a forged system that comes with a three-ball locking mechanism, which delivers the best of both form and function.


What to Consider When Choosing Towbars

So which towbar do you need? Check these factors.


Compatibility with Your Vehicle

The best type of towbar for you depends on the type of vehicle that you have. What works for a BMW, for example, may not be especially suited to a Mazda. For this reason, it's important that you check whether the product that you are eyeing can work with your make and model.

At Roof Rack and Towbar World, we see to it that your vehicle is compatible with whatever you're purchasing because we want you to fully harness the superior engineering of the towbars that we offer.


Towing Purposes

What you'll need towbars for should also be front and centre in your selection process. There are towbars with fewer functionalities that are more than enough for simple towing needs, and then there are towbars with a lot of features that can handle more demanding towing requirements.

In helping you choose, our team will walk you through the various products on our website and help you evaluate their pros and cons in relation to your towing purpose.


Towing Weight and Capacity

Also,  remember that vehicles have different capacities when it comes to handling towing weight -- and so do towbars. Again, consider what you’re towing and why you’re towing it so that you are guided towards the best product for your needs.

We will furnish you with all the helpful information that you need so that you can make an informed decision. If you have questions or need further guidance, we’ll be with you every step of the way.


Safety and Security

Your safety is also of paramount importance. Towing something, after all, can have an impact on driving fundamentals like swerving, braking, and more. 

We stock towbars that come equipped with safety and security standards to ensure that they successfully help you move equipment or vehicles, and also guarantee that you will be safe throughout the process.


Wiring Needs

Finally, different towbars and towing systems have different wiring needs. We’ll get you kitted out and make sure that you’re happy with the results.


Why You Need Professional Tow bar Installation

At the Roof Rack and Towbar World, our team makes sure that you get a complete and professional towing setup that will elevate your towing experience. We make sure that your towbars are installed professionally, so you can look forward to these benefits:


Expertise

A tow bar installation that is handled by professionals, like our team at Roof Rack and Towbar World, assures you that your equipment is properly and securely wired to your vehicle -- and tested to make sure that everything's working as it should.

A DIY job, on the other hand, runs the risk of compromising the operational efficiency of your towing setup. Additionally, you might end up with a towing system that can't help you meet your towing purposes.


Safety

Safety is also of paramount concern -- and another strong argument for the need for professional tow bar installation. Towing can present significant hazards to you, your passengers, and other motorists. Your towbar should not only be wired securely to your vehicle and to your trailer or caravan -- it should also be able to handle the weight of this connection. 


Compliance

Professionals also make sure that your towbar installation meets safety standards and regulations. In Australia, in particular, there are various codes that govern the use of towbars -- and non-compliance means hefty legal fines and penalties.


Warranty

Finally, towbar manufacturers require professional installations, for the most part. If any part of the installation goes wrong and leads to component damage, your product warranty could be voided.


How We Do Professional Tow bar Installation

At the Roof Rack and Towbar World, we offer an end-to-end professional service to make sure that your towing setup is efficient and secure, as well as delivers optimal value for your money. 


Choosing Your Towbar

From the get-go, our team provides expert guidance on helping you navigate the variety of towbar options on the market -- so that you can find the ideal one for your vehicle and your towing requirements.


Preparing Your Vehicle

To prepare for installation, certain components on your vehicle -- such as the bumper -- are removed to ensure a clear fit for the towbar. 


Installing Your Towbar

At this point, your towbar is ready to fit into your vehicle’s mounting points.. This is where our experience comes in handy: we make sure that this phase of the process starts and ends smoothly, especially as it plays a major role in how secure your towing setup will be.


Wiring Your Towbar

Your towbar should be able to bridge your vehicle's electrical systems with those of your towed trailer or caravan. We offer various types of kits and modules for different use cases and lighting and braking needs. These include everything from basic wiring for brake lights and blinkers to more specialised jobs such as installing Anderson plugs.


Testing Your Towbar

Finally, our team tests your towbar by running lights and other indicators to make sure they sync well with your vehicle. Only after that do we declare the job finished -- all while checking to make sure you're completely satisfied!


Get Your Towbars from Roof Rack and Towbar World

Fulfilling the promise behind our brand, Roof Rack and Towbar World stocks a comprehensive catalogue of high-quality towbars from trusted manufacturers such as Hayman Reese.

We also carry options that are fit for various towing situations and requirements, as well as several makes and models of vehicles. If you’re working with a budget, we can often streamline your search process so that you have access to products that are within your spending limit.

And we make sure that your investment will provide lasting value throughout the lifespan of the product. We do this by ensuring professional towbar installation and delivering after-sales solutions for any concerns or questions that you may have.

Get started today and talk to our team at 0289998878 or drop by any of our two locations in Burwoord or Artarmon.

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