Having a car is useful, only a vehicle means a breakdown… And sadly, we know very well, also the luckiest among us hardly ever fall through the cracks. However, between a vehicle that doesn’t start in the morning and breaking down on the highway, the consequences are going to be quite different. Whatever the case, a Toyota Hilux 4 that doesn’t drive is tricky to move and the only answer is often to tow it to the nearest mechanic. In this content page we will describe how to tow a Toyota Hilux 4, respecting the legislation and guaranteeing maximum safety. To get this done, first we will check out the rules to follow when towing a Toyota Hilux 4, then how to tow a Toyota Hilux 4 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 Toyota Hilux 4

It is obviously possible to tow your car. However, if you want to go into towing a Toyota Hilux 4 you will have to follow some restrictions. We present them to you down below:

  • Do not drive on motorways or expressways, because the speed at which you will tow your Toyota Hilux 4 may put at risk yourself and other users 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 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 Hilux 4 and the car towing it are properly lined up, to hold a good behaviour.
  • Turn on the warnings lights on both cars.
  • If the Toyota Hilux 4 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 Hilux 4 by yourself

Now that you have discovered the basic protocols for securely towing a Toyota Hilux 4, we will teach you the different approaches to do it:

  • Use only a tow bar to tow your Toyota Hilux 4, 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 types of existing tow bars to tow your Toyota Hilux 4, 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 cars, which will let you to ttach them together with the tow bar.
  • Verify that the towing car is heavier than the car to be towed.
  • Have efficient signalling on the Toyota Hilux 4 to be towed.

These are the regulation to follow if you want to tow your Toyota Hilux 4. However remember 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 suggest you to go through the following section.

Have your Toyota Hilux 4 towed by a professional

To finish , last part of our guide, if you are not able to tow your Toyota Hilux 4 in good conditions, it remains the most logical 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 at no cost. 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 matching with the mileage insured in your agreement (generally covered more than 50 km from your home).
  • Verify that the problems you are being confronted 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 Toyota Hilux 4 in good conditions.

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