Having an automobile is handy, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And regrettably, we know very well, even the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. On the other hand, between a car that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the consequences are going to be quite different. In any case, a hyundai i40 that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only solution is often to tow it to the closest garage area. In this guideline we will describe how to tow a hyundai i40, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To achieve this, first we will examine the rules to stick to when towing a hyundai i40, then how to tow a hyundai i40 yourself, and finally, the most sensible solution is to hire a professional to tow your car.
The rules to stick to if you want to tow an hyundai i40
It is in fact possible to tow your automobile. On the other hand, if you want to go into towing a hyundai i40 you will have to stick to some restrictions. We present them to you below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your hyundai i40 may endanger yourself and other users if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not exceed 25 km/h, you must constantly stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not enable 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 be sure that the hyundai i40 and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to maintain a good behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
- If the hyundai i40 being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate connected to the first automobile so that you can warn the drivers behind you.
How to tow a hyundai i40 by yourself
Now that you have found out the basic rules for securely towing a hyundai i40, we will teach you the different ways to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your hyundai i40, as ropes, straps or other products are not appropriate and will only risk you having an incident. If the towing device is flexible, you risk hitting the towing automobile. It will be better to buy a towing bar.
- You can use one of the three kinds existing tow bars to tow your hyundai i40, 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 automobile is heavier than the automobile to be towed.
- Have working signalling on the hyundai i40 to be towed.
These are the regulation to stick to if you want to tow your hyundai i40. On the other hand keep in mind 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 encourage you to browse the following section.
Have your hyundai i40 towed by a professional
To conclude, last part of our guide, if you are not able to tow your hyundai i40 in good conditions, it remains the most reasonable solution, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may look like an expensive solution, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services cost-free. Here are the details to verify 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 included 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.
- At last, verify the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the information you need to tow your hyundai i40 in good conditions.
In the event that you have any further questions about the hyundai i40, do not hesitate to consult our hyundai i40 category.