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Tow Bar MOT Test

January sees the introduction of the testing of the 13 pin tow bar socket within the UK MOT scheme.

Reason for Rejection of the 13 Pin Tow Bar would be:

A towbar component insecure, fractured or excessively:

worn,corroded, or damaged.

  • Towbar assembly is attached to the vehicle structure using a mounting,
    support or fixing which is obviously of an inappropriate size or type.
  • Retaining device missing or insecure
  • locking device missing, insecure, inadequate or damaged to the extent that
    its operation is impaired.
  • Excessive play between a detachable tow ball and its receiver socket
  • a quick release mechanism that does not secure the tow ball arm as intended.

Contact aide automotive to see the range of electrical tow bar testers available.

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