Choosing a car to tow your caravan

When the time comes for you to replace your current vehicle it is important to carefully think about how you use your car. If you are going to use your car to tow a caravan there are a few points to remember.

Firstly, you will need to check on the weight of your caravan. Most modern hatchbacks will tow a small caravan but if your caravan is larger you will need to look at the torque or pulling power of the vehicle to see whether it is powerful enough to successfully pull your caravan without putting your vehicle under strain and causing mechanical issues.

Once you know that a specific vehicle has the torque you need it is time to consider whether you need a manual transmission or whether an automatic would be suitable. Many people who regularly tow a caravan prefer a car with automatic transmission as it makes towing easier. A four-wheel drive vehicle is advised if towing a large twin axle caravan however this does not necessarily mean that a SUV is needed as some estate cars offer four-wheel drive options.

Most representatives in car dealerships will be able to advise you on the best model for your needs.