Towbar Services Limited – Terms and Conditions
ALL TOWBARS FITTED BY TOWBAR SERVICES CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE WHEN USED CORRECTLY AS STATED BELOW. TOWING ELECTRICS HAVE 12 MONTHS GUARANTEE. THE WARRANTY PERIOD COVERS PARTS BUT EXCLUDES LABOUR & OR SUBSEQUENT CALL-OUT CHARGES.
TOWBAR MAINTENANCE & WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. All towbars installed by Towbar Services Ltd are designed to comply with relevant British Standards for 50mm ball coupling, B.S.AU113 and B.S.A114 for the strength / fatigue requirements ISO1103 & 3853. The fixings are two 16mm high tensile bolts at 90mm centres. The ball-centre height is between 350 and 420mm from the ground when the vehicle is fully laden. It is important to ensure that there is a close match in height of the vehicle and the trailer coupling, particularly with close coupled double or triple axle trailers, (see note 2). All measurements should be made with the vehicle and trailer laden. If it seems “necessary” to use a drop plate please contact us for advice. Autobars conform to Directive 94/20/EC of the European Parliament where applicable.
IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY ANY RAISER PLATE BE FITTED to the towing bracket.
2. All Towbars have been designed to tow trailers up to the vehicle manufacturers maximum recommended trailer weight, for your model, for SINGLE axle trailers. FOR CLOSE COUPLED DOUBLE OR TRIPLE AXLE TRAILERS the maximum trailer weight should be REDUCED BY 25%. Towing trailers with gross weights above that recommended at any time will invalidate the warranty and cancel any liability for damage.
3. Inspection of the towbar should be carried out, by a qualified engineer, at least every 3000 miles towing or every 6 months whichever is the sooner or after any rear end accident to the vehicle or trailer.
4. a) The 50mm ball should be inspected for wear, kept free from dirt and regularly greased with any normal automotive grease.
b) Pin hitches should be inspected for wear on the pin and the correct operation of all safety catch mechanisms.
c) Combination hitches (50mm ball with pin hitch) must be inspected EVERY TIME BEFORE USE to ensure correct and safe operation of the retaining and safety mechanism. These must be carefully maintained and kept clean with only light lubrication.