Having an automobile is handy, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And unfortunately, we know very well, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. On the other hand, between a vehicle that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the outcomes are going to be quite different. No matter the reason, a Toyota Aygo that doesn’t drive is hard to move and the only treatment is often to tow it to the closest garage area. In this content we will teach you how to tow a Toyota Aygo, respecting the regulation and guaranteeing maximum security. To do this, first we will examine the rules to adhere to when towing a Toyota Aygo, then how to tow a Toyota Aygo yourself, and finally, the most sensible solution is to hire a professional to tow your car.


The rules to adhere to if you want to tow an Toyota Aygo

It is surely possible to tow your car. On the other hand, if you want to go into towing a Toyota Aygo you will have to adhere to some rules. We present them to you just below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, since the speed at which you will tow your Toyota Aygo may endanger yourself and other motorists if you do it on an expressway.
  • Do not surpass 25 km/h, you must all the time stay in control of both automobiles, a high speed will not let 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 Toyota Aygo and the car towing it are correctly lined up, to hold a great behaviour.
  • Turn on the warnings lights on both automobiles.
  • If the Toyota Aygo being towed has no battery, you will need to use a removable plate linked to the first car so that you can warn the drivers behind you.

How to tow a Toyota Aygo by yourself

Now that you have found out the basic rules for securely towing a Toyota Aygo, we will present you the different techniques to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Toyota Aygo, 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 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 Toyota Aygo, 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 automobiles, which will allow you to link them together with the tow bar.
  • Examine that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
  • Have working signalling on the Toyota Aygo to be towed.

These are the rules to adhere to if you want to tow your Toyota Aygo. On the other hand bear in mind that this remedy 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 Toyota Aygo towed by a professional

To finish , last part of our guidebook, if you are not able to tow your Toyota Aygo in good conditions, it remains the most logical method, 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 totally free. Here are the points to examine 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 included in your contract (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.
  • Finally, examine the deductible amount on your account.

Now you have all the information you need to tow your Toyota Aygo in good conditions.

If you want more guides on the Toyota Aygo, go to our Toyota Aygo category.