TOW BAR FITTING

We can come to you and fit your tow bar with our mobile fitting service. You can find out all the information around our tow bar fitting service on this page, including how to book, how to prepare for on the day and any additional FAQs

About tow bar fitting

Through our Halfords Mobile Experts, we cover 75% of households in the UK. Starting from £399, we supply and fit high-quality tow bars, including full wiring and programming (where required) to your vehicle’s on-board computer.

How to book your tow bar fitting

  • 1 Check that we cover your area by taking a look at our locations page, select mobile fitting and enter your postcode. If our mobile vans cover your area, continue to step 2
  • 2 Simply use the form below to enter your vehicle details and select the type of tow bar suitable for your needs. Please note, our current lead time on bookings is 7-10 days
  • 3 Once you have made your booking request, a member of the team will be in touch to run through any additional questions and key information ahead of your appointment.
  • 4 To find out how to prepare on the day, take a read of our handy guide below

Ready to book your tow bar fitting?

Simply enter your registration below and continue through to choose your tow bar

Halfords Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Horizon Global, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. In completing this form, you will be passing your data to Horizon Global

Why Choose Halfords?

  • Coverage

    Coverage

    Our mobile tow bar fitting service covers 75% of households in the UK

    Find your local Halfords >
  • Convenient

    Convenient

    We can come to you 7 days a week between 8am - 8pm, at home or at work

    Learn more >
  • Trusted garages

    Trusted Service

    Halfords Mobile Expert is rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot

    Learn more >
  • COVID safe

    COVID safe

    We can come to you, with our safe contactless service

    Learn more >

Prepare for the day

To make sure our fitting service can run smoothly on the day, we ask that you complete the following tasks before your appointment:

  • You have informed your insurance provider that you’re having a tow bar fitted.
  • You’ve checked that whatever you’re intending to tow doesn’t exceed your vehicle’s gross towing weight.
  • The interior of your vehicle is emptied on the day of the fitting (including clearing the boot, removing child seats, etc.)
  • Your vehicle is parked in a location that provides ample space around the vehicle on the day of the fitting (with a car’s width of space behind).

For any additional questions, please see our FAQs below or contact a member of the team on 0330 135 9779

Frequently Asked Questions

A fully fitted tow bar can cost as little as £399. The actual cost depends on the vehicle that the tow bar is being fitted to - the design of the tow bar will be selected to meet your requirements (fixed or detachable, 7 or 13 pin electrics) and electrical coding in the vehicle may also be required. The vehicle manufacturer dictates the fixing points for all tow bars and wiring kits and on occasion this may require the removal and refitting of interior and external components (i.e. bumpers). This increases the time and therefore cost required for the installation.

Tow bars fitted by Halfords are fully tested to meet the UK & European safety standards. They have been passed by the vehicle manufactures as suitable for use with their marque and are often supplied to the vehicle manufacturers as original equipment. The electrical connections to the car are made using vehicle- specific electrical harnesses as supplied to the vehicle manufacturers.

The time taken to fit a tow bar depends on the vehicle. In some instances we may need to work on your car all day, however our fitting experts will be able to advise how long our mobile tow bar fitting installation will take once they have inspected the vehicle on the day.

In general, tow bars are vehicle- specific, hence the huge range on offer. There are a variety of different towing systems. Those fitted by Halfords are the traditional ‘Ball and Socket’, most widely used in the UK.

Using the Halfords tow bar selector, you simply enter your vehicle registration number and are then guided through the various options available.

The Halfords tow bar service recommends the use of vehicle-specific electrical harnesses, as supplied to the vehicle manufacturers. These are designed to interact with the vehicle’s complex electrical architecture, safety systems and protect the warranty, as opposed to cutting into the vehicles existing wiring and dedicated wiring harnesses. These are selected using the tow bar selection service.

In some cases, the rear crash beam is replaced by the integral tow bar/crash beam, but this is all fully tested to retain the safety of the vehicle. Occasionally the rear bumper has to be cut to allow clearance for the tow bar, but it is stated under the Technical Details section when selecting your tow bar and wiring option. If in doubt, please ask prior to the installation. Some vehicles require specific coding which means that some of the functions are modified when the tow bar is in use. These are safety/convenience functional changes i.e. trailer stability is activated as a safety system, reversing sensors and fog lights are disabled for convenience whilst a trailer is connected to prevent them activating continually as they detect the towed item.

Halfords will only supply and fit a tow bar and electrics purchased through the Halfords Tow Bar Service. We cannot wire tow bars that have been previously fitted elsewhere.