As people take to the roads with their carvans in tow this summer, a Kettering dealership is encouraging holidaymakers to get advice before they journey.
Richard Sanders dealership, in Brunel Close, is encouraging new ‘towers’ to take care and ensure they know what they’re doing before they take to the roads this summer.
The call comes following research conducted by Nissan which revealed that four out of 10 towers have had no formal training or advice before they take to the road.
Supporting experts at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, who are backing the Nissan Safe Towing campaign, the Brunel Close dealership is inviting motorists to visit the dealership and learn more about the practicalities of towing a vehicle.
Dealer principal Nick Sanders said: “Choosing the right towing vehicle is fundamental to an enjoyable and safe towing experience. The most common error made by towers is in hitching overbearing loads.
“This is both illegal and dangerous.
“Vehicles like the Nissan X-Trail deliver powerful torque which benefits drivers with maximum pulling power at low engine speeds and requires fewer gear shifts.
“This is of vital assistance to new towers offering greater manoeuvrability and overall control, especially in water-logged fields as many holiday makers have been experiencing.”
Available to all novice and established towers is a complimentary 19-page guide to safe towing, providing advice on vehicle hitching, torque and manoeuvring.
The dealership is also offering a free towing course with all purchases of a Nissan X-Trail and Pathfinder made before September 30.