Having a car is useful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And sadly, we know perfectly, also the luckiest among us rarely fall through the cracks. Nevertheless, between a car 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 Land Rover LR4 that doesn’t drive is tricky to move and the only remedy is often to tow it to the closest workshop. In this content we will explain how to tow a Land Rover LR4, respecting the laws and guaranteeing maximum security. To achieve this, first we will take a look at the rules to stick to when towing a Land Rover LR4, then how to tow a Land Rover LR4 yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a professional to tow your car.
The rules to stick to if you want to tow an Land Rover LR4
It is indeed possible to tow your vehicle. Nevertheless, if you want to go into towing a Land Rover LR4 you will have to stick to some legislation. We present them to you down below:
- Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Land Rover LR4 may put at risk yourself and other users if you do it on an expressway.
- Do not go over 25 km/h, you must always stay in control of both vehicles, a high speed will not enable you to anticipate 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 certain that the Land Rover LR4 and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to maintain a good behaviour.
- Turn on the warnings lights on both vehicles.
- If the Land Rover LR4 being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate linked to the first vehicle so that you can alert the drivers behind you.
How to tow a Land Rover LR4 by yourself
Now that you have found out the basic protocols for securely towing a Land Rover LR4, we will teach you the different techniques to do it:
- Use only a tow bar to tow your Land Rover LR4, 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 Land Rover LR4, 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 vehicles, 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 functioning signalling on the Land Rover LR4 to be towed.
These are the rules to stick to if you want to tow your Land Rover LR4. Nevertheless keep in mind that this alternative 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 examine the following section.
Have your Land Rover LR4 towed by a professional
Finally, last part of our article, if you are not able to tow your Land Rover LR4 in good conditions, it keeps the most logical remedy, 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 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 insured in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
- Examine 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 Land Rover LR4 in good conditions.
If you want more guides on the Land Rover LR4, go to our Land Rover LR4 category.