Having an automobile is helpful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And unfortunately, we know very well, also the luckiest among us rarely fall through the cracks. However, between an automobile that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the results are going to be quite different. No matter the reason, a Honda CR V that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the closest garage area. In this content we will describe how to tow a Honda CR V, respecting the laws and guaranteeing maximum security. To do this, first we will take a look at the rules to stick to when towing a Honda CR V, then how to tow a Honda CR V yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.
The rules to stick to if you want to tow an Honda CR V
It is in fact possible to tow your vehicle. However, if you want to go into towing a Honda CR V you will have to stick to some restrictions. We present them to you below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Honda CR V may endanger yourself and other motorists if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not let you to anticipate possible challenges 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 be certain that the Honda CR V and the car towing it are correctly aligned, to hold a good behaviour.
- Switch on the warnings lights on both cars.
- If the Honda CR V being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate connected to the first vehicle so that you can warn the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Honda CR V by yourself
Now that you have found out the basic rules for securely towing a Honda CR V, we will present you the different methods to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Honda CR V, as ropes, straps or other products are not suitable and will only risk you having an incident. 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 types of existing tow bars to tow your Honda CR V, 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 link them together with the tow bar.
- Verify that the towing vehicle is heavier than the vehicle to be towed.
- Have functioning signalling on the Honda CR V to be towed.
These are the restrictions to stick to if you want to tow your Honda CR V. However keep in mind that this solution should only be used for short distances to avoid a more expensive towing, if you have a long distance to cover we suggest you to browse the following section.
Have your Honda CR V towed by a specialist
Finally, last part of our article, if you are not able to tow your Honda CR V in good conditions, it keeps the most rational method, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may seem like an expensive solution, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services at no cost. Here are the details to check on your insurance contract before calling a tow truck:
- That the distance between your home and the place of breakdown is matching with the mileage shown in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Verify that the problems you are facing are well taken care of by your insurer.
- Finally, check the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the info you need to tow your Honda CR V in good conditions.
If you need more tutorials on the Honda CR V, go to our Honda CR V category.