FLANGE TYPE TOWBAR - this is the preferred towbar in the UK - the towball is attached directly to the flange plate on the towbar with 2 x 16mm bolts.
The cheapest priced towbar - we're really competitive, call 01926 512876 for details!
Massive range of towbars available for virtually any vehicle.
Most versatile (Towing trailers, caravans, bike racks, suitable for stabilisers etc).
Guaranteed for the life of the vehicle for as long as you own it.
Fixed towball, non-removable.
Potential interference with parking aids e.g. reversing sensors.
An extended towball needed is required when using an Al-Ko stabiliser, and certain Thule cycle carriers.
SWAN NECK TYPE TOWBARS - Swan-Neck towbars (the towball is part of the neck of the towbar). The swan neck towbar can also be used with an A0-lko stabiliser without the need for modification.
Medium priced towbar.
Al-ko stabiliser compatible.
Slim design, less likely to trigger reversing aids.
Bumper guard and other similar items cannot be fitted.
DETACHABLE TOWBARS - Although the dearest towbar this type is becoming much more common in the UK. The main benefit is it simply un-clips when not in use. On most vehicles it's virtually unnoticeable when removed.
Removable when not in use.
Appearance of car virtually unaffected.
Reversing aids function correctly when removed.
Restricted range of towbars available.
Limited guarantee - usually 2 years).
Cannot fit bumper plates or other items.