Having a car is practical, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And unfortunately, we know very well, even the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. However, between a car that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the outcomes are going to be quite different. No matter the reason, a Chrysler Town & Country that doesn’t drive is tricky to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the nearest mechanic. In this content page we will explain how to tow a Chrysler Town & Country, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum safety. To get this done, first we will check out the rules to follow when towing a Chrysler Town & Country, then how to tow a Chrysler Town & Country yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.
The rules to follow if you want to tow an Chrysler Town & Country
It is indeed possible to tow your vehicle. However, if you want to go into towing a Chrysler Town & Country you will have to follow some measures. We present them to you down below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your Chrysler Town & Country may endanger yourself and other users if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must always stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not let you to predict possible obstacles and the towed car may enter the first one
- Limit yourself to short distance journeys. If you have to travel several dozen kilometres, it is better to call a breakdown service.
- When towing, try to ensure that that the Chrysler Town & Country and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to keep a good behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
- If the Chrysler Town & Country being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate plugged into the first vehicle so that you can notify the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Chrysler Town & Country by yourself
Now that you have found out the basic protocols for safely towing a Chrysler Town & Country, we will present you the different approaches to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Chrysler Town & Country, as ropes, straps or other products are not appropriate and will only risk you having an accident. If the towing device is flexible, you risk hitting the towing vehicle. It will be better to buy a towing bar.
- You can use one of the three kinds existing tow bars to tow your Chrysler Town & Country, telescopic bars (40 to 50 euros), folding bars (30 to 100 euros) and standard bars (30 to 40 euros).
- Verify that you have two towing rings on the cars, which will let you to ttach them together with the tow bar.
- Verify that the towing vehicle is heavier than the vehicle to be towed.
- Have working signalling on the Chrysler Town & Country to be towed.
These are the rules to follow if you want to tow your Chrysler Town & Country. However remember that this method should only be used for short distances to avoid a more expensive towing, if you have a long distance to cover we advise you to browse the following section.
Have your Chrysler Town & Country towed by a specialist
Finally, last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Chrysler Town & Country in good conditions, it remains the most rational resolution, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may look like an expensive option, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services at no cost. Here are the points to examine on your insurance contract before calling a tow truck:
- That the distance between your home and the place of breakdown is in accordance with the mileage shown in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Verify that the concerns you are struggling with are well taken care of by your insurer.
- Finally, examine the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the information you need to tow your Chrysler Town & Country in good conditions.
If you want more guides on the Chrysler Town & Country, go to our Chrysler Town & Country category.