Towing a car requires equipment including a trailer wiring harness, a hitch, trailer brakes, surge brakes and electronically controlled brakes??. Other tools include trailer lamps, towing ropes and safety chains.
The choice of equipment to use depends on the vehicle in tow and rating of the towing vehicle. Some vehicles have a trailer tow package, which includes a wiring harness and a wiring kit. If a car lacks a kit, it is necessary to inquire about receiving these components from a dealer.
Using safety chains is essential to ensuring a stable connection between the towed vehicle and the towing vehicle. It is critical to know state requirements for towing when selecting towing equipment.