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Whether you're planning to pull a caravan, a trailer, a horse box, a boat or anything else, you need to do it safely and legally. Our guide to towing gives you all the information you need to get started and ensure your towing experience goes smoothly.
Towing has several impacts on driving that need to be understood in order to tow safely. From the effects on steering and braking to unique concerns such as “snaking”, you’ll find all the information you need here.
Reversing can be tricky when your towing. Our reversing guide aims to give you the main points your should be aware of when you need to reverse your towing vehicle.
At Mitsubishi our heritage in 4x4 cars and pickups is second to none and many of our cars can be used for towing, whether commercially or recreationally. Below you can see how our cars perform with:
Start with your vehicle and trailer straight. Make sure you have enough room for the manoeuvre. Always keep the angle of the trailer shallow relative to the towing vehicle
The more the trailer starts to appear in one mirror, the more you should turn the opposite direction
For reversing round corners you want to move very slowly, use your mirrors to see when the trailer starts to turn and ensure you begin straightening as soon as it does so that you do not jack-knife and risk damaging either the trailer or your vehicle.
If you get in an awkward position such as the trailer bumping into a curb, the best thing to do is pull forward
In a standard UK right-hand drive vehicle, reversing to the right is easier than to the left because you do not need to look across the passenger seat so whenever you can, reverse to the right.
Reversing your trailer can seem like a really daunting prospect but with a little practice it will become second nature.