There are many towbar fitment centres in South Africa, based all around the country. If you are looking for a reputable business that will fit your tow-bar at an affordable price, you will definitely be able to find one close to you.
Most vehicles do not come with towbars automatically. You will have to pay extra to have one fitted to your brand new vehicle when you purchase it from the dealership. This cost can often be very high and it might be better to take your vehicle to a fitment centre to have it fitted. You may be lucky, if you buy a second hand vehicle, in that it might come with one. It might, however, be a good idea to visit a fitment centre anyway to make sure that it is properly and securely fitted and that it is the right towbar for your vehicle and for the loads you are looking to tow.
Towbar fitment is a relatively simple procedure. Many fitment centres will require you to simply arrive and wait a short period while the towbar is fitted safely and securely to your vehicle. It is important that the business fits it very securely to your vehicle because towbars generally have to take a lot of strain and pull heavy weights.
It could be incredibly dangerous to have a towbar fitted badly because should it not hold up the weight of whatever you are towing, you will lose the trailer and endanger the lives of anyone who is driving behind you. If you are towing another vehicle, you will endanger the life of anyone in the car as well as the vehicle itself. It would be even more dangerous if you were towing any type of livestock. Towing a horse box, for instance, would require that the towbar is properly fitted to ensure the safety of the animals in the trailer.
The following lists some of the towbar fitment centres around the country:
- Canopy King
Canopy King offers towbar fitment and is based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Their address is 190 Albert Road, Woodstock.
- Springbok Silencers
This company also offers towbar fitment and you can find them in 300 Voortrekker Road, Maitland, Cape Town.
- Cape Towbars
Cape Towbars is based at N1 Motorcity in Goodwood, Cape Town. They offer towbar fitment.
- Towbar King
This business is based at 3 Malherbe Street, Parow, Cape Town. They offer towbar fitment among other things.
- Bob’s Towbars
This company offers towbars for sale as well as towbar fitment. They can be found at 250 Koeberg Road, Rugby, Cape Town.
- Monta Xhausts
This business offers many services for vehicle maintenance and repair including towbar fitment. They are based at 353 Commissioner Street, Fairvew, Johannesburg.
- Randburg Mall Xhausts
Randburg Mall Xhausts offers towbar sales and towbar fitment as well as other mechanical maintenance and repair services. They can be found at 316 Oak Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng.
- Exhaust and Towbar Centre Durban
This company is based at 66 Pine Street in Durban, Kwazulu Natal. They do towbar fitment as well as other mechanical maintenance and repair services.
The above companies are all well-known and respected, and if you should choose one of the above to fit your towbar, you can rest assured that your fitment will be done well and securely. It is also important that you ensure that the towbar that is fitted is one that is suited to the vehicle and to the loads you will be towing.
Whichever fitment centre you choose to go with, you should definitely consider going with a reputable company that has a happy and satisfied customer base. Look for reviews online and ask friends and family who have had towbars fitted whether they received good service and quality products. Go for the companies that use good quality products, that are honest and that offer advice and help to customers above and beyond what is expected of them.