Having a vehicle is handy, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And unfortunately, we know perfectly, also the luckiest among us rarely fall through the cracks. However, between a vehicle that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the results are going to be quite different. In any case, a Kia Rio that doesn’t drive is complex to move and the only remedy is often to tow it to the closest workshop. In this article we will teach you how to tow a Kia Rio, respecting the legislation and guaranteeing maximum security. To get this done, first we will have a look at the rules to adhere to when towing a Kia Rio, then how to tow a Kia Rio yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a professional to tow your car.


The rules to adhere to if you want to tow an Kia Rio

It is in reality possible to tow your vehicle. However, if you want to go into towing a Kia Rio you will have to adhere to some protocols. We present them to you below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Kia Rio may endanger yourself and other motorists if you do it on an expressway.
  • Do not exceed 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not let you to anticipate possible problems and the towed car may enter the first one
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  • 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 Kia Rio and the car towing it are properly aligned, to maintain a good behaviour.
  • Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
  • If the Kia Rio being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate associated with the first vehicle so that you can warn the drivers behind you.

How to tow a Kia Rio by yourself

Now that you have learned the basic specifications for securely towing a Kia Rio, we will present you the different ways to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Kia Rio, 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.
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  • You can use one of the three types of existing tow bars to tow your Kia Rio, telescopic bars (40 to 50 euros), folding bars (30 to 100 euros) and standard bars (30 to 40 euros).
  • Examine that you have two towing rings on the cars, which will allow you to ttach them together with the tow bar.
  • Examine that the towing vehicle is heavier than the vehicle to be towed.
  • Have working signalling on the Kia Rio to be towed.

These are the regulation to adhere to if you want to tow your Kia Rio. However 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 recommend you to examine the following section.

Have your Kia Rio towed by a professional

To conclude, last part of our guide, if you are not able to tow your Kia Rio in good conditions, it remains the most rational remedy, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This might seem like an expensive solution, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services absolutely free. Here are the points to verify on your insurance contract before calling a tow truck:

  • That the distance between your home and the place of breakdown is in respect with the mileage insured in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
  • Examine that the problems you are struggling with are well taken care of by your insurer.
  • At last, verify the deductible amount on your account.

Now you have all the info you need to tow your Kia Rio in good conditions.

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