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GUIDE - TOWING WITH A CAR

Guide - Driver 20 Dec 2019

Towing with a car - it doesn’t have to be a drag

Towing a caravan or trailer with your car can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you’re doing it for the first time. Even if you’re experienced, there’s a whole host of things you need to think about, and that’s before you even set off.

But don’t despair – we’re here to help. We’ve put together this guide to point you (and your caravan or trailer!) in the right direction. From making sure you don’t fall foul of the law and keeping up to speed on what equipment you’ll need, right through to staying safe on the roads, we’ve got it covered.

What you’re allowed to tow

First things first – before you head off on your travels, it’s a good idea to find out what your driving licence allows you to tow. Like many things in life, the law is a bit complicated. But, in a nutshell, if you passed your driving test in the UK before 1 January 1997, then you’re probably allowed to tow a caravan or trailer. If you ripped up your L-plates after this date then things get a bit more tricky and you may need to take an additional test.

Check out the DVLA website

Your best bet is to check out the DVLA website where you can clearly see what you’re allowed to tow. Simply go to www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and put in your details

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