Having a car is handy, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And regrettably, we know very well, also the luckiest among us rarely fall through the cracks. Nevertheless, between an automobile that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the repercussions are going to be quite different. Nevertheless, a Mercedes Benz GLK that doesn’t drive is complex to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the nearest garage area. In this guideline we will teach you how to tow a Mercedes Benz GLK, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To get this done, first we will have a look at the rules to stick to when towing a Mercedes Benz GLK, then how to tow a Mercedes Benz GLK 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 Mercedes Benz GLK

It is in reality possible to tow your car. Nevertheless, if you want to go into towing a Mercedes Benz GLK you will have to stick to some regulation. We present them to you below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Mercedes Benz GLK may put at risk 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 automobiles, a high speed will not let you to predict 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 certain that the Mercedes Benz GLK and the car towing it are properly aligned, to keep up a great behaviour.
  • Turn on the warnings lights on both automobiles.
  • If the Mercedes Benz GLK being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate connected to the first car so that you can notify the drivers behind you.

How to tow a Mercedes Benz GLK by yourself

Now that you have discovered the basic protocols for safely towing a Mercedes Benz GLK, we will present you the different approaches to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Mercedes Benz GLK, 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 car. It will be better to buy a towing bar.
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  • You can use one of the three kinds existing tow bars to tow your Mercedes Benz GLK, telescopic bars (40 to 50 euros), folding bars (30 to 100 euros) and standard bars (30 to 40 euros).
  • Check that you have two towing rings on the automobiles, which will allow you to link them together with the tow bar.
  • Check that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
  • Have working signalling on the Mercedes Benz GLK to be towed.

These are the rules to stick to if you want to tow your Mercedes Benz GLK. Nevertheless bear 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 read the following section.

Have your Mercedes Benz GLK towed by a professional

To finish , last part of our article, if you are not able to tow your Mercedes Benz GLK in good conditions, it remains the most reasonable resolution, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may look like an expensive choice, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services totally 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 accordance with the mileage included in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
  • Check that the problems you are struggling with are well taken care of by your insurer.
  • Finally, verify the deductible amount on your account.

Now you have all the info you need to tow your Mercedes Benz GLK in good conditions.

If you wish more guides on the Mercedes Benz GLK, go to our Mercedes Benz GLK category.