There are several factors that should be considered while buying a car. For instance, the safety features of a car, its mileage, horsepower, and so on. However, there is one important factor that most buyers often tend to ignore (and sometimes even appreciate) - does the car have a tow bar attached to it? Most people consider this unimportant, but it is advisable to know the reasons why most new cars do not have a tow bar.
Not many people realise that purchasing a car that comes with a tow bar can be dangerous and risky. In this blog post, we will explain the effect that a tow bar has on a car and why many new cars don't have a tow bar anymore.
Towing's Effect on the Engine
A tow bar signifies that the car had been towing previously. The weight, recurrence, and duration of the towing may not be apparent right away. But as a precaution, it is always advisable to consider the possibility of rough towing.
Heavy towing may leave damaging effects on the car, particularly the engine. An engine that has been towing for years will be more strained compared to an engine (of the same age) that has not been used to tow other vehicles. The engine will eventually become less efficient and give out quickly.
It is necessary to ensure that a tow bar is well-fitted by a professional. This ensures that strict levels of safety are being followed, but unfortunately, not everyone will follow the set guidelines. When you purchase a car with an attached tow bar, you cannot be certain if it has been installed and fitted by a professional. Thus, using the car could put you at risk of the tow bar coming off entirely, which could be deadly on the road.
Even if you were not using your tow bar or you were oblivious to its risk and safety hazards, you will still be held liable for any accidents or hazards caused by it. This could have adverse effects on your insurance cost in the long term, making the car less cost-effective compared to one without a tow bar.
It is recommended that you purchase a car without a tow bar and then have one installed by a professional to ensure that quality standards and safety guidelines are being met (if you really want on, that is). This method will also be more cost-effective and will give you peace of mind when it comes to safety.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about tow bars or towing service in general, please contact us here so that we may assist you.