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Car Hire With A Tow Bar


car hire with a tow barCar Hire With A Tow Bar can be quite difficult to arrange as many car rental companies tend not to offer this service as it can affect the insurance liability costs. Insurers will increase their prices as the risk increases for rental of towing vehicles. The risk is higher as there tends to be more chance of damaging your vehicle when using a tow car to pull something like a caravan or a trailer.

As Indigo Car Hire work with a large network of suppliers we are able to provide vehicles for people with unusual requests, in relation to tow car hire. Indigo Car Hire specialises in offering services that most other rental companies do not.

Anyone who is over the age of 25 can hire a vehicle with a towbar. They need to have been driving more than 2 years and have a full, clean driving license. Whether you need to get a car hire with a tow bar for your caravan so you can go on your weekend break or if you need a tow car to pull your trailer so you can transport some items around that would not fit in a car, you can always be sure that Indigo can assist you with your tow bar car hire.

There are different vehicles which can be fitted with a towbar, however the main types of vehicle which are generally fitted with tow bars are commercial vehicles including double cab pickup trucks, 4X4’s and some vans. Speak to our experts today and we can give you a list of available towing vehicles that suit your needs.

If you wish to drive a car hire with a towbar then you need to meet the legal requirements which apply to towing a vehicle.

“If you started driving prior to January 1st 1997 and hold a full Category B License then you are eligible to drive a vehicle with a Gross weight of up to 3.5 tonnes. The weight of the trailer that you are towing must be no more than 750 kilograms in total. This means the total combined weight must be no more than 4,250 kilos in total.”

You can check to see if you are eligible to tow a vehicle and if you meet the legal requirements by clicking here.

How Do I Arrange My Car Hire With A Tow Bar?

If you are thinking of booking a hire car and you need a towbar fitting to the vehicle then at selected locations we are able to offer this service. You will need to contact our helpful and friendly team today on 0113 2899279 to ensure that we have a vehicle available for you at your location and that we can have the towbar fitted to your choice of vehicle.

The summer months tend to be the busiest times for tow car rentals as it is the peak of caravanning and camping holidays. Don’t delay as availability can often be very limited. So call today on 0113 2899279 to ensure that you get the best deal for your car hire with a tow bar. We can also do 4×4 hire with a tow bar, click here for more detail.

Why People Hire Cars With Tow Bars

People often hire cars with tow bars to tour the UK, touring holidays are one of the most popular reasons for hiring a car with a tow bar, the reason behind this is because people often tow caravans or boats across the UK or overseas using the tow bars. When you hire a car with a tow bar from Indigo you can use it touring overseas just let us know before you book, this is another common use as people often drive abroad to bring a trailer back to the UK for either moving house or towing something back.

Car Hire With A Tow Bar Locations

EdinburghBristol
LondonBirmingham
LeedsGatwick Airport
Leicester Heathrow Airport

If you don’t see your location in the table below there is something we may still be able to do to help because depending upon the dates that you are wanting to hire for we may be able to do a meet and greet service where we drop off and collect the car for you, this is available anywhere within the UK.

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Excellent service and price

Apr 11, 2014 by Karon McCarthy

I haven't actually been on my holiday yet but wanted to share my experience to date. I am going away with my family in the summer and we wanted to take our folding camper trailer. Our current car does not have a tow bar and it would cost nearly £500 to fit one.

I did a LOT of research online and came across indigocarhire who claimed to have hire cars with tow bars. Two phone calls later and we're all booked up with a cool car with tow bar for 9 days for a damn site less money than any competition.

I dealt with Ann-Marie and the service has been flawless. No deposit required, just card details and everything is paid for on collection of the vehicle.

I can't rate the service high enough. Use this company!

I will submit another review after our holiday but I'm sure it will be just as positive.


Highly professional, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and more than accommodating

Jul 18, 2013 by Sire Barlow

Rob managed to source a tow vehicle to be delivered at my home address at short notice after finding various options. Despite being a specialised car hire, the price was comparable with similar vehicles without the tow bar. As my circumstances changed, Rob was able to offer different solutions. In the end, my damaged car was returned far sooner than originally thought and I didn't require Indigo's services, despite Rob's outstanding service. If I were ever in a similar situation again (car crash the week of going away on holiday with the caravan), I know exactly where to look and wouldn't hesitate in using Indigo.


Perfect so far

Apr 25, 2013 by Roger Appelqvist

I have hired a car with a tow bar trough Indigo 3 times now with the pickup at Easyrent near Birmingham Airport and ti has so far worked perfectly with everything.


Indigo Car Hire , USA 5.0 5.0 3 3 I haven't actually been on my holiday yet but wanted to share my experience to date. I am going away with my family in the summer and we wanted to take our folding camper trailer.