Having an automobile is practical, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And regrettably, we know perfectly, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. On the other hand, between a vehicle that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the results are going to be quite different. Whatever the case, a Kia Niro that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only solution is often to tow it to the nearest garage area. In this content we will show you how to tow a Kia Niro, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To do this, first we will check out the rules to follow when towing a Kia Niro, then how to tow a Kia Niro yourself, and finally, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.
The rules to follow if you want to tow an Kia Niro
It is surely possible to tow your car. On the other hand, if you want to go into towing a Kia Niro you will have to follow some rules. We present them to you below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your Kia Niro may put at risk yourself and other motorists if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must always stay in control of both vehicles, 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 the Kia Niro and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to keep up a great behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both vehicles.
- If the Kia Niro being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate plugged into the first car so that you can alert the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Kia Niro by yourself
Now that you have found out the basic specifications for safely towing a Kia Niro, we will present you the different methods to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Kia Niro, as ropes, straps or other products are not suitable and will only risk you having an accident. If the towing device is flexible, you risk hitting the towing car. It will be better to buy a towing bar.
- You can use one of the three kinds existing tow bars to tow your Kia Niro, 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 vehicles, which will allow you to link them together with the tow bar.
- Verify that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
- Have working signalling on the Kia Niro to be towed.
These are the protocols to follow if you want to tow your Kia Niro. On the other hand bear in mind that this remedy should only be used for short distances to avoid a more expensive towing, if you have a long distance to cover we recommend you to go through the following section.
Have your Kia Niro towed by a specialist
To conclude, last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Kia Niro in good conditions, it remains the most reasonable method, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This might sound like an expensive choice, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services cost-free. Here are the points to check 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 insured in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Verify that the complications you are being confronted with are well taken care of by your insurer.
- Finally, check the deductible amount on your account.
Now you have all the information you need to tow your Kia Niro in good conditions.
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