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Body auto parts: Towbar

How to detect the tow bar failure

You can detect some faults of the tow bar visually. If you see dents, other mechanical damage, corrosion spots, this is an alarm sign. Besides this, examine the tow bar fasteners for intactness and tightening degree. To detect internal damage, for example, the lock mechanism freeplay, you have to contact a service station.

You may identify that the tow bar requires to be checked, by an abnormal sound coming from the tow bar while driving.

Causes of the tow bar failure

Frequent car use in conditions of high humidity can promote the part corrosion. The habit of driving with a trailer on poor-quality surfaced roads often leads to formation of dust deposit on the tow ball. Excessive load on the part, in particular, regular overloading of it beyond the maximum allowable towing weight, results in the part breakage or other mechanical damage.

Installation mistakes or non-compliance of the part to the vehicle model may entail a premature failure of the tow bar fasteners. Besides, the part quality directly affects the duration of its useful life. If the quality is substandard, the tow bar working surface will quickly chafe, which will complicate its use.

Replacement of the tow bar

Usage of a faulty tow hitch not only may result in the loss of cargo, but also raises the risk of a road accident. That is why you have to replace the part immediately after you discover that it has failed. For this, carry out the procedure below:

  1. Dismantle side brackets and beams from the car body side members, remove the faulty tow bar.
  2. Treat the mounting holes with an anti corrosion agent.
  3. Install a new part in its mounting seat.
  4. Mount the electrical wiring if necessary.
  5. Treat the tow ball with special grease, put on the protective cover.
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