Having a vehicle is useful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And regrettably, we know very well, even the luckiest among us rarely 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. Nevertheless, a Opel Mokka X that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the closest workshop. In this content page we will explain how to tow a Opel Mokka X, respecting the legislation and guaranteeing maximum security. To do this, first we will examine the rules to follow when towing a Opel Mokka X, then how to tow a Opel Mokka X yourself, and finally, the most sensible solution is to hire a professional to tow your car.


The rules to follow if you want to tow an Opel Mokka X

It is indeed possible to tow your vehicle. On the other hand, if you want to go into towing a Opel Mokka X you will have to follow some simple rules. We present them to you down below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your Opel Mokka X may put at risk yourself and other drivers if you do it on an expressway.
  • Do not go over 25 km/h, you must constantly stay in control of both cars, a high speed will not enable 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 Opel Mokka X and the car towing it are correctly aligned, to keep up a good behaviour.
  • Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
  • If the Opel Mokka X being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate connected to the first vehicle so that you can alert the drivers behind you.

How to tow a Opel Mokka X by yourself

Now that you have discovered the basic rules for securely towing a Opel Mokka X, we will learn you the different methods to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Opel Mokka X, 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 kinds existing tow bars to tow your Opel Mokka X, 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 cars, which will let you to connect them together with the tow bar.
  • Check that the towing vehicle is heavier than the vehicle to be towed.
  • Have functioning signalling on the Opel Mokka X to be towed.

These are the regulation to follow if you want to tow your Opel Mokka X. On the other hand remember 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 suggest you to browse the following section.

Have your Opel Mokka X towed by a professional

To finish , last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Opel Mokka X in good conditions, it keeps the most reasonable solution, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This may seem like an expensive choice, but in most insurance contracts, there is a clause that allows you to use their services at no cost. 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).
  • Check that the problems you are struggling with are well taken care of by your insurer.
  • At last, check the deductible amount on your account.

Now you have all the info you need to tow your Opel Mokka X in good conditions.

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