Southampton Towbar Fitting

Are you looking to tow a caravan or trailer with your car and need the correct towbar fitted? Have you been searching for a professional team that can fit the correct towbar for you? If so, you have certainly come to the right place, as we at The Towbar Company are the premier team for Southampton towbar fitting services.

We have many years of experience in the industry and have fitted all types of towbars onto all manner of vehicles in the past. This means that, regardless of your vehicle or the towbar you need fitting, we will be able to assist with our fantastic service.

So, to find out more about towbar fitting in Southampton, you need only get in touch with us today. You can give us a call now on 07778 343464 to speak to a member of our team directly.

Towbar Fitting Services

When it comes to having a towbar fitted so your vehicle can tow additions such as caravans and trailers, you will want to make sure you are working with a reliable and professional company. After all, you need to know that the correct towbar for your vehicle is being fitted and that it is being fitted correctly. It is for these reasons that so many clients turn to us at The Towbar Company, as we are the premier team when it comes to Southampton towbar fitting services.

We have years of experience in fitting towbars for our clients, and we specialise in a variety of towbars, ensuring we can meet all client’s needs. As a company, we offer a mobile fitting service for both fixed and detachable towbars, as we understand how busy our clients are and strive to work flexibly around your daily schedule.

If you have a modern car and require towbar fitting, Southampton clients, our expert team will use the very latest in dedicated wiring kits. These will directly communicate with the managing systems of your vehicle, ensuring your vehicle and whatever you are towing are linked. We strictly fit these towbars and wiring kits to meet all manufacturer specifications too.

So, regardless of the vehicle you have or what you need to tow, we at The Towbar company are the only team you need to call for an expert Southampton towbar fitting service.

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Which Towbar Do I Need?

There are two different types of towbars available; fixed and detachable, and both of these are also available in two styles; swan neck and flange. It can be difficult to know which type of towbar is suitable for your vehicle as every make and model of a car requires a specific towbar to be fitted. However, we at The Towbar Company are here to assist with this, as we have a wealth of knowledge to draw on, ensuring we will always know which towbar fitting in Southampton is suitable.

You will find that the most common type of towbar is the flange towbar, and this is one where the tow ball is bolted onto the towbar using two 24mm bolts. This towbar is the most flexible and versatile type as it can be used with a range of tow ball mounted accessories, such as cycle carriers, stabilisers, and bumper protectors.

Fixed flange towbars offer many benefits when fitted, such as the variety of accessories they are compatible with and their price; they tend to be cheaper than other towbar options. However, there can be some drawbacks too, such as parking sensors identifying the towbar as an obstacle when in reverse and not being as aesthetically pleasing as other options.

Detachable flange towbars also offer certain benefits, such as the neck of the towbar being removable, which won’t interfere with parking sensors. However, should you lose the neck once removed, they can be costly to replace.

The other option when it comes to towbar fitting in Southampton is swan neck towbars, and this is the most common type in the EU. This is where the tow ball and the neck are all in one piece, and it is an increasingly popular choice as it looks neater.

A fixed neck swan towbar provides many benefits once fitted, such as the aesthetics once attached and the capability to carry all types of ball mount cycle carriers. However, the drawbacks can include any parking sensors mistaking the towbar for an obstacle and being unable to tow and use the towbar to mount a cycle carrier at the same time.

A detachable swan neck towbar also offers many benefits when fitted to your vehicle, such as the towbar itself being removable, meaning when detached it won’t interfere with parking sensors. However, the drawbacks to this towbar include it being expensive to replace the neck if lost and the towbar height being unalterable. Plus, alternative tow balls can’t be fitted with this type of towbar.

As you can see, there are many options to consider when investing in a towbar fitting, Southampton clients, but we can assist and advise you on the options here at The Towbar Company.

How Much Does It Cost to Fit a Towbar?

This is a question we get asked quite frequently here at The Towbar Company, and it is understandable. You will want to know before the fitting how much a towbar will cost you, but there is no one price fits all answer to this. The cost of Southampton towbar fitting services will depend on the vehicle you have and the towbar you choose to have fitted.

Depending on your vehicle and towbar, an estimated ballpark figure can be anywhere from £100 to over £400. However, before we fit any towbar to your vehicle, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote that will list all costs upfront. With us, you will always know the full cost of towbar fitting in Southampton before you commit.

Is It Legal to Fit a Towbar Yourself?

While it is legal to fit a towbar by yourself, and it can be done by following the fitting instructions, we always advise against this at The Towbar Company. Fitting a towbar yourself raises huge safety concerns, as it needs to be fitted correctly to ensure it is properly attached to the vehicle and anything being carried out towed is safely attached.

Plus, by fitting a towbar yourself, you could be invalidating the vehicle manufacturers warranty. This means that, if anything happens to your car, the warranty will no longer be valid.

Is Fitting a Towbar Classed as a Modification?

Yes, fitting a towbar to your vehicle is classed as a modification, as your car will now differ from the manufacturer’s factory specifications. As with any modification from the factory specifications, a towbar fitting in Southampton will affect your insurance policy, so your insurance provider will need to be informed if a towbar has been or will be fitted to your vehicle.

As for your insurance, the price of your insurance policy with a towbar attached to your vehicle will depend on who you are insured with. Having a towbar fitted to your vehicle means you can tow other vehicles, such as caravans, and this can increase the risk of accident, which is why your insurance provider needs to be informed of any towbar modifications.

Why Come to Us for Towbars and Trailers?

Here at The Towbar Company, we have many years of experience in the fitting of towbars, and we are confident that we will be able to fit your towbar for an affordable price. We offer a Southampton towbar fitting service that is of the highest quality while remaining affordable, and we can cater to clients further afield than Southampton too. If you are located in or around Bournemouth, Andover, or Salisbury, then we are the towbar fitting team for you.

We have nearly three decades worth of experience in towbar fitting, Southampton clients, so we will always know how to proceed with your request. As towbar experts, we always guarantee a transparent and courteous service for the duration of the fitting. From the moment you place your call to us until the towbar has been fitted, our team will be professional and friendly. We always pay attention to the smallest of details, never cut corners, and will ensure your towbar is fitted correctly and safely.

Plus, we offer a mobile service for towbar fitting in Southampton. If you can’t come to us to have your towbar fitted, we will come to you to carry out the service, as we always aim to fit around your daily schedule. Our services are flexible and convenient, with our expert team bringing everything they need to fit your towbar safely and correctly, wherever you may be located.

Additionally, you will find that all work is fully insured and compliant with manufacturer specifications. When we carry out towbar fitting in Southampton, you won’t have to worry about our service affecting your vehicle’s warranty. Every towbar and wiring kit we fit will be done so within the manufacturer’s specifications.

Other Services We Offer

Here at The Towbar Company, we don’t just carry out Southampton towbar fitting services for our clients. We can also offer a range of other services too, such as supplying cycle carriers. We only ever supply cycle carriers that are manufactured by the most established industry brands, all of whom have a track record of excellence and longevity. These brands include Maxx Raxx, Tow Trust, West Falia, and Witta.

We also supply and fit a range of wiring kits for our clients, from universal options to options for a specific make and model of vehicle. We always recommend using specific kits as these are designed to support the complex digital and electrical systems of your vehicle. Wiring kits are available with both 7-pin and 13-pin sockets, depending on your exact requirements and what you are towing.

In addition to the range of cycle carriers and wiring kits we can offer alongside towbar fitting in Southampton, we also offer a variety of accessories for vehicles. We not only supply and fit these accessories but can offer expert advice on these additional systems and accessories, ensuring you always find the right product for your vehicle and requirements.

These other accessories include:

  • Bluetooth Phone Kits
  • GPS Tracking Systems
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Other Towbar Accessories


Don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team if you have any further questions regarding towbar fitting, Southampton clients, or any of our other services. We have a range of frequently asked questions that previous and potential clients ask us daily, and we are happy to provide answers to these questions and any others you may wish to ask. Our team are highly knowledgeable and will do their best to answer any question you have and offer helpful advice regarding our services and products.


Over the years, we have built up a loyal client base thanks to our expertise, professional services, and quality fittings. In fact, much of our work now comes to us through referrals and word of mouth from previous clients, which makes us very proud.

However, you shouldn’t just take our word for this; why not head to our testimonials page, where you will see many glowing reviews from previous clients. These reviews should provide you with complete peace of mind in our Southampton towbar fitting services.

Contact Us Today

While there are other companies in the Southampton area that can fit towbars, there are none that can compete with the experience and knowledge we have at The Towbar Company. Regardless of your requirements or your vehicle, we will be on hand to assist with your Southampton towbar fitting. So, to find out more about our service, simply get in touch with us today.

You can give us a call on 07778 343464 to speak to a member of our team directly. We will be happy to discuss your requirements further, answer any questions, and offer helpful advice. Alternatively, you can also fill out our online form, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible via your preferred method of contact.