We can come to you and fit your tow bar with our mobile fitting service. You can find out everything you need to know about our tow bar fitting service on this page, including how to book, how to prepare on the day and any additional FAQs.

About tow bar fitting

Through our Halfords Mobile Experts, we cover 80% of households in the UK. Starting from £399, we supply and fit high-quality tow bars, including full wiring and programming (where required) to your vehicle’s on-board computer.

How to book your tow bar fitting

  • 1 Check that we cover your area by taking a look at our locations page, select mobile fitting and enter your postcode. If our mobile vans cover your area, continue to step 2
  • 2 Simply use the form below to enter your vehicle details and select the type of tow bar suitable for your needs. Please note, the lead time on bookings may vary depending on location and availability 
  • 3 Once you have made your booking request, a member of the team will be in touch to run through any additional questions and key information ahead of your appointment.
  • 4 To find out how to prepare on the day, take a read of our handy guide below

Why choose Halfords?


We can come to you 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm, at home or at work

Best availability

We offer same day fitting services*

*Subject to availability. Available on selective services.
Trusted service

Our Mobile Fitting Service Is Rated ‘Excellent’ By Over 230,000 Customers


We cover over 80% of households in the UK

Prepare for the day

To make sure our fitting service can run smoothly on the day, we ask that you complete the following tasks before your appointment:

  • Inform your insurance provider that you’re having a tow bar fitted.
  • Check that whatever you’re intending to tow doesn’t exceed your vehicle’s gross towing weight.
  • Empty the interior of your vehicle on the day of the fitting (including clearing the boot, removing child seats, etc.).
  • Park your vehicle in a location that provides ample space around the vehicle on the day of the fitting (with a vehicle’s width of space behind).

For any additional questions, please see our FAQs below or contact a member of the team on 0330 135 9779.

Frequently Asked Questions

A fully fitted tow bar can cost as little as £399. The actual cost depends on the vehicle that the tow bar is being fitted to - the design of the tow bar will be selected to meet your requirements (fixed or detachable, 7 or 13 pin electrics) and electrical coding in the vehicle may also be required. The vehicle manufacturer dictates the fixing points for all tow bars and wiring kits, and on occasion this may require the removal and refitting of interior and external components (i.e. bumpers). This increases the time and therefore cost required for the installation.

Tow bars fitted by Halfords are fully tested to meet the UK and European safety standards. They have been passed by the vehicle manufactures as suitable for use with their marque and are often supplied to the vehicle manufacturers as original equipment. The electrical connections to the vehicle are made using vehicle-specific electrical harnesses as supplied to the vehicle manufacturers.

The time taken to fit a tow bar depends on the vehicle and in some instances, we may need to work on your vehicle all day. Our fitting experts will be able to advise how long our mobile tow bar fitting installation will take once they have inspected the vehicle on the day.

In general, tow bars are vehicle-specific, hence the huge range on offer. There are a variety of different towing systems. Those fitted by Halfords are the traditional ‘ball and socket’, most widely used in the UK.

Using the Halfords tow bar selector, simply enter your vehicle registration number and you’ll then be guided through the various options available.

The Halfords tow bar service recommends the use of vehicle-specific electrical harnesses, as supplied to the vehicle manufacturers. These are designed to interact with the vehicle’s complex electrical architecture and safety systems and protect the warranty, as opposed to cutting into the vehicle’s existing wiring and dedicated wiring harnesses. These are selected using the tow bar selection service.

In some cases, the rear crash beam will need to be replaced by the integral tow bar/crash beam, but this will be fully tested to retain the safety of the vehicle. Occasionally the rear bumper may have to be cut to allow clearance for the tow bar, but this will be stated under the Technical Details section when selecting your tow bar and wiring option. If in doubt, please ask prior to the installation.

Some vehicles require specific coding which means that some of the functions are modified when the tow bar is in use. These are safety/convenience functional changes (i.e., trailer stability is activated as a safety system, or reversing sensors and fog lights are disabled for convenience while a trailer is connected to prevent them from activating continually as they detect the towed item).

Halfords will only supply and fit a tow bar and electrics purchased through the Halfords tow bar fitting service. We can't wire tow bars that have been previously fitted elsewhere.