Approval Type

Cotswold Auto Services Towbars are designed to fit precisely to the specified mounting points and are manufactured using only British high quality steel. All fasteners used are a minimum grade of 8.8/10.9 bright zinc plated high tensile steel.

Our in house quality control system ensures all production is checked at every stage.

Type Approval EC94/20

Type approval EC94/20 was introduced under European law from the 1st January 1998 and was implemented in the UK on the 1st August 1998. The aim of these regulations was to standardise the design and manufacture of towbars. As a result of this, all light passenger vehicles manufactured after this date must only be fitted with towbars that conform to the EC94/20 regulations. Towbars that meet these requirements will always carry a type approval label.

The standards also specify the dimensions, locations and clearance of the 50mm towball. The towing height should be between 350mm and 420mm from the ground to the centre of the towball when the vehicle is laden.

All Tow-Trust Towbars that are EC94/20 approved have been tested with a minimum 25mm packer.

Contact Details

Please feel free to contact us on the number most relevant to your location below - our team are on hand to help you in any way that they can.

  • Cheltenham - 01242 222 826

  • Cirencester - 01285 238 044

  • Cotswolds - 01242 582 334

  • Cotswolds - 01608 238 411

  • Evesham - 01386 300 464

  • Gloucester - 01452 690 711

  • Forest of Dean - 01594 369007

  • Malvern - 01684 439 701

  • Stroud - 01453 297 001

  • Tewkesbury - 01684 439 701