Use and Care of Your Towbar
o Always observe the maximum load limits of your vehicle/towbar (including nose-weight).
o You do not need to grease the towball, but you should grease the receiver-end of a detachable.
o You could damage your towbar by failing to use or care for your towbar correctly.
After 500 miles of towing and thereafter every year your towbar must be inspected*:
• Re-torque all fixings to the values specified on the installation instructions.
• Repair any damage to the paint finish.
• Replace any damaged components.
Some vehicles require re-coding when dedicated wiring is fitted. Therefore if you take your car in to the dealership for work you should inform them (so that they do not overwrite the coding or are aware any further re-coding will need to take the towbar into account).
• Do not leave the neck in place for months at a time, this increases the chance of rust and dirt build-up and can cause the mechanism to seize up.
• Always use the dust cover on the receiver when the neck is detached to reduce dirt ingress.
• Keep the receiver-end of the neck thinly greased (do not grease the ball).
The towbar is subject to an extremely harsh environment due to it being located ‘under body’. Due to the high potential of stone chips, exhaust fume build up etc; no manufacturer can offer a guarantee on how long the towbar will remain free from rust. However, all our suppliers use comprehensive pre-treatment and painting systems to ensure that the towbar will remain rust free for the maximum period. Where any further paint coatings are to be applied we recommend that you test any coating on a small unexposed area of the towbar before painting the entire towbar.
The following circumstances are likely to cause harm to your towbar, through inappropriate use or care and will have the result that your towbar is not covered by the manufacturers’ guarantee:
• If the vehicle is involved in an accident, incident or collision with another vehicle or object.
• If for any reason (either directly or indirectly) an abnormal load is applied to the towbar.
• If the towbar has been damaged, misused or neglected.
• If any changes or modifications have been carried out to the towbar or any of its components.
• If the towbar is transferred to another vehicle.
*FREE FIRST INSPECTION ~ Inspections must be carried out after the first 500 towing miles and then every 12 months or 5000 towing miles, whichever is sooner (or after any rear-end collision to the vehicle). The first inspection will be free of charge on production of your warranty certificate, thereafter inspections will be charged for.