Towing

Not-so glorious mud: what to do if your car is stuck in mud

What to do if your car is stuck in mud

Mud, mud, glorious mud, goes the song, but it’s not something many drivers will be singing about if they end up stuck in the stuff.

Unfortunately, a combination of British weather and occasional parking venues at weddings, outdoor events and even farm shops mean it’s not just intrepid explorers who find their cars come a cropper and end up bogged down in mud. Everyday drivers do too.

So without further delay – especially for those who are, literally, stuck in the mud as they read this – here are some tips that may help get things moving again. Continue reading

Tow car of the year: Best cars for pulling caravans, boats or other trailers

Tow car

You can’t employ any old motor as a tow car. Pulling something heavy such as a caravan, boat or trailer requires a broad range of abilities from a car. That’s why every year the Caravan Club awards its Tow Car of the Year gong.

In the words of the Caravan Club: “Our annual tow car competition puts a variety of cars to the test, to provide members with an evaluation and recommendation on which are the best buys for 2017.” Continue reading

Incredible towing records from pulling a train to hauling the Space Shuttle

Pulling power: from towing a train to pulling the Space Shuttle, these are the world’s most impressive towing records

Pulling a caravan this summer? If so, you may like to see these towing records, proving that the average SUV is a lot more capable than you might think. The first film shows what looks like a perfectly ordinary Land Rover Discovery Sport, the popular seven-seat SUV. But when it drives up onto railtracks and lowers two pairs of small steel wheels from its chassis, what happens next is most definitely not an everyday occurrence. Continue reading