Tow bar for Citroën

Installing a tow bar on a Citroën

11 April 2019, 09:09

If you decide to have a tow bar retrofitted on your car, we would like to help you get started. Below, we calculated an average price of having a tow bar mounted on a Citroën.

The calculation does not take into account that the price depends on whether you choose a fixed or detachable tow bar. Furthermore, the price could vary depending on the particular Citroën, you drive.

Average price for a Toyota: £470

Is your Citroën allowed to have a tow bar mounted?

If you are thinking about having a tow bar mounted on your Citroën, now is the right time, if you are driving a mini car.

For several years, a range of mini and micro cars have been covered by an exemption which allowed them to have a tow bar retrofitted. It is important that you always stay updated on any new rules for mini cars, if you drive a mini Citroën.

If you already had a tow bar fitted to your Citroën mini, please note the following:
Keep track of how many kilograms the car is allowed to tow.

Be aware that if there are four adult passengers, including the driver, in a Citroen C1, the car will be allowed to tow far fewer kilos.

Avoid any kind of excess weight on the trailer, regardless of the Citroën model you drive.
Contact your insurance company and get up to speed regarding insurance.

If you only need to drive bicycles around, consider using a bike carrier instead.

Which tow bar should you choose?

Should you choose a fixed or a detachable tow bar?

In part, the answer depends on how much you are willing to pay for the new tow bar, as well as how much you care about the car's aesthetic appearance.

If you do not find it all too elegant to have a visible hook always protruding from the back of the car. Well, then you already have your answer. Then you should go for the more expensive, but also more discrete, solution, which is a detachable tow bar. If you choose this option, you will keep the rear of your car unspoiled, as you can easily remove the tow bar when it is not in use.

However, if you attach your trailer often, paying more for a detachable tow bar may not be worth it. The tow bar will probably end up being mounted on the car permanently, which might result in a different problem altogether. If you let a detachable tow bar remain on the car when not in use, the movable parts may rust and get stuck, so they can no longer be separated.

This is one of the main reasons why most car owners choose to have a fixed tow bar mounted on their cars.

Request three quotes on installation of a tow bar

Be sure to obtain three quotes from Autobutler in good time, allowing you to compare prices from different local garages. In spring, there is particular risk of the garages being very busy, as this is when many people choose to have a tow bar mounted on their Citroën.

Of course, you also have the option of mounting the new tow bar yourself. Remember, however, to consult the rules before you set about performing this task yourself. Always have a look on the police’s website to make completely sure.

You must also remember that, if you try to do it yourself, you must subject the car to an MOT test afterwards. However, the charge for an MOT test is relatively modest, which means that despite the small additional cost you still save a substantial amount by doing the work yourself.

It may sound pretty easy, mounting a tow bar like that, but you really have to know what you are doing. And it requires you to have the right tools.

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