Rathmines
Dublin 6.
01 497 5713
Towbars & Towing Electrics - Specialist Fitting Service
Cars, Vans & Light Commercial Vehicles

Towbar Type Approval

  • Implementation date - August 1998 for passenger vehicles as EC94/20.
  • Applies to all passenger carrying vehicles from 1st August 1998.
  • Legislation changed to Regulation 55 in 2012.
  • Introduced to light commercial vehicles registered after 29th October 2012.
  • All motorhomes registered after 29th October 2012 require a Type Approved towbar.
  • All towbars must carry a Type Approval label or plate, with a Type Approval number.
  • Type Approved towbars are subjected to and pass a 2 million cycle push pull fatigue test.
  • Witter Type Approved towbars are certified by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency.
  • Type Approved towbars must fit to all of the vehicle manufacturers designated mounting points.
  • The towball must be in a position related to the mounting points as specified by the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Fitting a Type Approved towbar will not invalidate the vehicle manufacturer's warranty.
  • Fitment of a non Type Approved towbar for a vehicle registered from 1st August 1998 and onwards could result in prosecution.
  • If a non Type Approved towbar is fitted, the driver's insurance may be invalidated in the event of an accident.
  • If a Type Approved towbar is fitted and then modified or altered in any way this may also invalidate any insurance claim.

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WHY WE DON’T SELL ONLINE

In developing our new web-site it would have been the ideal time to introduce a shopping basket for customers to buy online, however if you read below we have outlined our main reason why we have chosen not to do so.

We assume the reason you are visiting our site as that you have an interest in or require a ‘Towbar, Van Roof Rack, 4X4 Accessory or Cycle Carrier’

Whereas we try and put as much useful and accurate information on our site in relation to all our products it is virtually impossible to portray all the additional knowledge that has been collated over the 60 years we have been in business.

There are various options to choose from within all of our product ranges, which makes purchasing online less than straight forward. Therefore, when buying online how could you be assured the product selected is the best option for you.

We would prefer to have the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you, and have you purchase the right solution first time round.

If you have an idea as to what you want but aren’t 100% certain after browsing the web site, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email or drop in.

At Malcolm’s we have extensive experience in a niche business, and are here to assist you in your purchase of Towbars, Van Roof Racks and accessories, 4X4 Accessories and Cycle Carriers. 

Contact us today for expert advice, pricing, delivery or collection arrangements and payment options.