Does the towbar have to be approved and entered in the car book? Advantage or pitfall for drivers

The tow bar is one of the most popular accessories you can think of. Whether or not you have a trailer or RV to tow, the tow bar could come in very handy in some situations. For example, for many drivers, the tow bar is first and foremost a method of protecting the car in the unfortunate event of a rear-end accident.

However, the application of such a towbar always gives rise to a whole series of controversies. According to the legislation in force in our country, any modification made to the car must be approved at RAR. However, when it comes to the towbar, things are much simpler.

If you intend to install a towbar on the car you drive, you don’t have to worry at all. That’s all, make sure you buy an original product from a specialty store. We say this because the towbars are already approved by the car manufacturers, which means that there will be no need to obtain an approval from the RAR, as is the case, for example, when you change the body color of your car. Thus, the towing hook must not be entered in the Vehicle Identity Card (CIV) either.

Purchase a tow hitch from a specialty store

So, the only concern you should have when you want to make such a purchase is related to where you will buy the tow hitch. Avoid buying a used hook or one that a friend has already used for years. Direct your attention to a specialist shop and see that the approval mark is applied in a place as visible as possible! Of course, the fines for not complying with the approval of the towing hook are not small at all, on the contrary!

At the same time, take into account the fact that the installation of the towing hook should be done by an authorized car service. Not only is it preferable to have the installation done by a specialist, but this way you will also benefit from the warranty.

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