Are you thinking about investing in a car to tow a caravan? If so, then you need to make sure that you are choosing the best vehicle for the job. Here are some of the key points that you should consider.
You Can Convert Lots Of Cars For Towing But…
This doesn’t mean that you should. You’ll find that a lot of cars these days can be fitted with a tow bar, however they may not provide the same type of experience on the road as a car that has been designed for towing heavy loads. If the car is too light or not powerful enough then you’re going to need to push it harder when towing. This means that as well as costing you a fortune in fuel, it’s just not going to be fun to drive. That’s why it’s worth checking out a station wagon dealership. These cars are designed with towing in mind from day one.
Think About Handling
One of the key points to keep in mind is whether or not a car is going to be easy to handle when towing a heavy load such as a caravan. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to figure this out with a test drive at the dealership. However, what you should do is ask the dealer how the the car will handle heavier weights and whether it is a suitable towing vehicle. Make sure that you get a straight answer here. It’s possible that a dealer will recommend another car that you hadn’t previously considered.
Start Off With High Efficiency
One of the key financial issues to be aware of when towing is the fuel costs. This is somewhat unavoidable. However, the best way to make sure that you don’t end up with a car that is going to cost you a fortune every time you tow your trailer is by starting off with a vehicle that already delivers a high standard of efficiency. For instance, you should aim for a car that delivers about 60MPG on a good day. There’s always going to be a drop when you add a load onto the back, but this way, you won’t feel the strain as much on your wallet.
Advanced Towing Features
Finally, you might want to think about choosing a car that does come with advanced towing features. One example of a car like this would be a Land Rover. Land Rover provides drivers with tow assistance technology. This makes it incredibly easy to reverse your caravan. Anyone with experience will know that this can be a lifesaver when you’re travelling down tight lanes or simply setting up your caravan in the perfect position on your chosen pitch. Videos like this prove just how handy the feature can be when used correctly.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key factors that you should think about when you choose a car that you are going to use for towing. With options like this taken into consideration, you can guarantee that the car is a pleasure to drive on any camping trip.