Choosing a good car to tow your caravan

If you are considering replacing your current vehicle it is important to give some time to think about how you will use your car. If towing your touring caravan is on your list of uses, there are a few points to remember.

The First thing you will need to judge is whether the car will tow a caravan of a given weight. Some modern hatchbacks will tow a small caravan but if your caravan is larger or a twin axle version you will need to look at the torque of the vehicle to see whether it is powerful enough to successfully pull your caravan without putting your vehicle under strain and possibly causing mechanical issues.

If you are sure that your potential vehicle has the torque you need next it is time to decide whether you need a manual or automatic transmission. Surprisingly, people who regularly tow a caravan say they prefer automatic transmission as it makes towing easier.

Four-wheel drive vehicles would be advised if towing a large twin axle caravan however as some estate cars offer four-wheel drive options this does not necessarily mean that a SUV is needed.

If you are unsure about the suitability of a particular make or model of car most representatives in car dealerships will be able to advise you on the best vehicle for your needs.