Towing

ARE YOU LICENCED TO TOW?

The legalities can be a little confusing when answering this question, you can check your driving license entitlement at: https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car
Your Trailer Course:
We tailor each course to the individual based on your current ability and experience levels. Following your course, you will be confident in:

      • Driving on the public highway, including Dual Carriageways, Motorways and Country Lanes
      • Trailer Reversing
      • Uncoupling and recoupling
      •  Pulling up on left
      • Independent driving
      • On Road – We will bring you back up to Driving Test standard and encourage you to lose all the bad habits you may have accumulated; such as one-handed steering and resting a hand on the gear stick. The on road training will cover trailer-handling, observations, road positioning, planning and awareness, signalling, use of controls, mirrors, and speed
      • Off Road – During training, we will take you to the off-road area where we will run through the exercises and assist you in becoming confident and competent.
      • We will cover:
        • Reversing – accuracy, control, and all-round observation for a snake reverse into a bay park.
        • Uncoupling and Recoupling – release trailer from vehicle, move forward and park alongside, before carrying out inspection of your Trailer then re-attaching trailer as though it is not familiar to you.
        • All off road training takes place in a large, private facility.
        • Please call us on 0333 456 5455 to discuss your requirements, or send us a message through the Contact Us form

What can you tow currently?

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.
View your driving licence information to see if you’re allowed to tow.

      • Licences issued from 1 January 1997 – If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:
        • drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
        • tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.
You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued before 1 January 1997

      • If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM.
      • You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.