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The towbar cover is a protective cover for the towbar and functions to help keep the towbar clean and grease free, while also protecting it from the weather. This helps to extend the life of the towbar which means it will perform well for longer.
The towbar is a structure which can be fixed to the rear of the vehicle and is designed for towing. It enables you to hitch a trailer, caravan, or car, for example, to the rear of your vehicle and tow it along. The towbar can also be used to mount cycle carriers. The towbar is attached to the chassis of the vehicle at the rear. Towbars are usually manufactured from steel, strong plastic or aluminum. There are different types of towbar, but most commonly used in the UK is the fixed flange ball towbar.
Towbars come in different shapes, sizes and designs, so it's important to bear in mind that the towbar cover you purchase should be compatible with the towbar and the make and model of your vehicle. Tow bar covers are usually manufactured from plastic. Buying the towbar cover will ensure you get a part that will fit perfectly and therefore do its job properly.
The towbar can be protected from the elements and damage from knocks and scrapes with the towbar cover which will go a long way to extending the working life of this part. Towbars can receive damage in a rear collision and this can often be the reason for replacement of the towbar cover. Depending on the material, the towbar cover can suffer from cracking, splitting and damage from general wear and tear. Buying the right towbar cover that is specific to the make and model of your vehicle means it will fit properly and easily to your vehicle.