Frequently Asked Questions

What type of towbar do I need for my car?

Depends on the vehicle. Factors like the vehicle towing capacity, manufacturers specifications, what you want to tow and the towbar manufacturers specifications all play a part in the choice of towbar. There are standard flat tongue towbars and heavy duty 50mm square hitch receivers. Call us today on (03) 9791 8455 to discuss your specific vehicle needs.

Why does my catalytic converter rattle or break?

It’s not a straight forward answer. The answer will depend on a variety of things. Do you warm up your vehicle before driving? What type and brand of fuel do you use? There are so many factors that determine the life of a catalytic converter. Call us today on (03) 9791 8455 to discuss your specific vehicle needs. If you bring your vehicle to our workshop we can do a thorough inspection to determine the likely cause of the problem.

What needs to be done to improve the sound of exhaust?

It depends on the type of vehicle. Sometimes it’s a modification, other times it’s a resonator delete. Keep in mind that any modifications to the exhaust system could increase the level above the threshold for noise pollution outlined in the government emission standards.

Can you give me a quote over the phone?

Yes, for regular jobs we will give a quote over the phone, however, if you’re looking at getting custom work done then we will need to under take a thorough examination of your vehicle in our workshop.

How easy is it to put a towbar on?

It can be very difficult. Most tow bars require the removal of the bumper bar to fit the tow bar and then reinstall the bumper. It also requires an electronic control module (ECM) as part of the wiring for the trailer lights.

How much to install a towbar?

Prices vary for every make and model and also based on the year of manufacture. Prices usually vary from $377 to over $1,200, but it is best that you give us a call on (03) 9791 8455 to discuss the price to install your towbar.

Why does my towbar mount rattle?

The rattle results from tolerances in the steel tube used for manufacture of towbar components. This can be fixed by fitting your towbar mount with an ‘anti-rattle hitch pin’, permanently eliminating annoying rattling, as well as acting as a theft deterrent.

How much can I tow?

Towbars with a bolt on tongue can tow up to 1600 kg, but for heavy duty towing you will need a hitch receiver. The vehicle must be properly equipped for towing the type and weight of trailer or caravan. This includes a suitably rated towbar and any other equipment or vehicle modifications specified by the vehicle manufacturer as mandatory eg. Transmission Oil Cooler or Weight Distribution Hitch. National Towing Regulations require that the maximum towing capacity and maximum towball weight specified by the vehicle manufacturer must not be exceeded. If the vehicle is fitted with a lower rated towbar then this lower limit would apply.

Who can benefit from an AirSafe Hitch?

If the backend of the vehicle is saging, while complying with the maximum towball weight and any mandatory vehicle modifications, then a weight distribution hitch could provide the solution. Weight Distribution Hitches evenly distribute weight over the entire length of the towing vehicle and trailer, improving control and stability of both the vehicle and the trailer.

Do I need to remove my Towball or towbar mount when not towing?

No, there is no need to remove your towball or towbar mount if the number plate is not obscured.

What needs to be done to improve the sound of exhaust?

It depends on the type of vehicle. Sometimes it’s a modification, other times it’s a resonator delete. Keep in mind that any modifications to the exhaust system could increase the level above the threshold for noise pollution outlined in the government emission standards.

Why does my catalytic converter rattle or break?

It’s not a straight forward answer. The answer will depend on a variety of things. Do you warm up your vehicle before driving? What type and brand of fuel do you use? There are so many factors that determine the life of a catalytic converter. Call us today on (03) 9791 8455 to discuss your specific vehicle needs. If you bring your vehicle to our workshop we can do a thorough inspection to determine the likely cause of the problem.

What type of towbar do I need for my car?

Depends on the vehicle. Factors like the vehicle towing capacity, manufacturers specifications, what you want to tow and the towbar manufacturers specifications all play a part in the choice of towbar. There are standard flat tongue towbars and heavy duty 50mm square hitch receivers. Call us today on (03) 9791 8455 to discuss your specific vehicle needs.

What type of weight distribution hitch do I need?

You will need to check on the towing capacity of your particular model (owners hand book), what you want to tow, ball weight of loaded trailer, then call us on (03) 9791 8455.