Having a car is handy, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And sadly, we know perfectly, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. On the other hand, between an automobile 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 Peugeot 5008 that doesn’t drive is difficult to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the nearest workshop. In this article content we will describe how to tow a Peugeot 5008, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum safety. To do this, first we will examine the rules to adhere to when towing a Peugeot 5008, then how to tow a Peugeot 5008 yourself, and at last, the most sensible solution is to hire a specialist to tow your car.


The rules to adhere to if you want to tow an Peugeot 5008

It is in reality possible to tow your vehicle. On the other hand, if you want to go into towing a Peugeot 5008 you will have to adhere to some restrictions. We present them to you below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Peugeot 5008 may endanger yourself and other drivers if you do it on an expressway.
  • Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both vehicles, a high speed will not allow you to predict possible challenges 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 ensure that that the Peugeot 5008 and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to maintain a good behaviour.
  • Switch on the warnings lights on both vehicles.
  • If the Peugeot 5008 being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate plugged into the first vehicle so that you can warn the drivers behind you.

How to tow a Peugeot 5008 by yourself

Now that you have discovered the basic specifications for securely towing a Peugeot 5008, we will present you the different techniques to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Peugeot 5008, 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 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 Peugeot 5008, 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 ttach them together with the tow bar.
  • Verify that the towing vehicle is heavier than the vehicle to be towed.
  • Have functional signalling on the Peugeot 5008 to be towed.

These are the restrictions to adhere to if you want to tow your Peugeot 5008. 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 advise you to read the following section.

Have your Peugeot 5008 towed by a specialist

To finish , last part of our article, if you are not able to tow your Peugeot 5008 in good conditions, it remains the most reasonable resolution, to call a tow truck to tow your car. This might 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 examine 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 included in your contract (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
  • Verify that the problems you are struggling with are well taken care of by your insurer.
  • At last, examine the deductible amount on your account.

Now you have all the info you need to tow your Peugeot 5008 in good conditions.

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