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Halfords Steel Towing Bar

The Halfords Steel Towing Bar is easy to fit and helps to ensure you remain a safe distance away from the vehicle you are towing.
Average Customer Rating:
3.731 out of 5
3.7
 out of 
5
(26 Reviews) 23
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Rating Snapshot (26 reviews)
5 stars
11
4 stars
8
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
5
19 of 26(73%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Reviews for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Review 1 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Basically useless!,
April 17, 2011
By Andya1959
from Gravesend, Kent
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Cons: didn't fit!
"Bought this to tow a car that had no brakes- a Volvo V40. The connection is via a shackle bolt, and the towing eye on the front of the Volvo was too big to allow the holes to line up and accept the bolt. In the end I had to return it for a full refund, but that still meant I couldn't tow the car and I had the bother of taking another trip to the store to return it.
I would not recommend this product!
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
safety in mind,
March 22, 2011
By suckerforagadget
from Kent England
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: stows away for emergency
"I needed to tow my broken down van, my wife was driving our Land Rover and I didnt fancy the bumpers hitting each other, so the steel tow bar fitted the bill!! Easy."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very Good Towing Bar,
January 25, 2011
By Fray
from Ipswich
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"I used this to tow my wifes car about 11miles along an A road keeping an ave speed of 40-50mph. The bar worked excellent easy to fit and easy to take apart. With a bar gives so much more protection than a rope! This bar helps with breaking which if the tow car is lacking you will need?"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Careful - Doesn't fit all car makes,
December 31, 2010
By towrescue
from Farnham
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
"Bought to tow a Toyota Rav4 with a Golf. It fitted the Golf towing hook but didn't have enough room between the tow bar and it's fitting to get the Toyota Rav4 hook in. So had to return the product which was taken back without any hassle."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Steel Towing Bar,
December 20, 2010
By ROCKINROOSTER
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: quick & easy put together.
Cons: shackles could do with being an inch longer
"Stronger than any other towing bar of the same price."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Halfords Tow Bar - cheaper than a tow truck,
September 21, 2010
By MihaiD
from St. Albans, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: fast and easy to assemble, stores neatly, assists with breaking, solid
Cons: feels short when cornering
"I found the reviews very helpful and I don't really get the negative ones.
The tow bar is three pieces of steel which you assemble very easily and it was fine for towing a pretty heavy New VW Passat with full tank without problems (albeit we were VERY careful).
The bar is actually not that long (probably about 5-6 feet when assembled), so please take note:
* if the towing eyes are not on the same side of the two vehicles, I suspect you will stick out into the road big time.
* when turning left (my towing eye is on the right), I REALLY thought I was going to crunch bumpers with the car towing me. Learn to corner early in the towed vehicle OR take VERY WIDE TURNS in the towing vehicle.
Also learned a very important lesson they don't tell you in the vehicle manual : if you can't run your engine in the towed vehicle, don't use normal lights. Your battery runs down super-fast if the engine is off (obvious when you think about it, but for thickos like me, it only came as an afterthought when I tried to wind my electric windows up at the end of the 20 minute tow).
Best thing, helps with breaking (when it's straight on, I imagine), which is a gift when you try to slow down 2 tons of teutonic steel."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Halford Steel Towing Bar,
September 14, 2010
By MGMad
from Amersham, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: easy to use, felt safe in tow car
Cons: size of hook for tow ring
"Found this very easy to fit and safe to tow with.
Watch that your car has a ring that will allow the bar to fit your car, our's nearly did not because the tow ring was thick."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
really good value,
September 13, 2010
By 1955su
from plymouth
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"thought the towbar was flimsy at 1st but does the job really well."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Much safer and less stressful towing,
August 30, 2010
By Frazboy
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: add a pro
"The towing pole worked very well. Gives much more confidence than using a rope, especially if the car being towed cannot have it's engine running, so no power to the brakes!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good Purchase,
August 23, 2010
By Toots91
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: good value
Cons: was a bit flimsy at times
"Towed the car from A-B so no complains there. No problems at all. Good value for money and will be re used."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Does what it said on the....,
August 22, 2010
By brokendownman
from South Yorkshire
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
"Was easy to assemble and got me out of a spot.
Wouldnt want to go too far but given price vs rope. No dented bumper - well worth it
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1st Time Towing.,
July 05, 2010
By Gray1
from Denbigh
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"2 Vans & 2 towing novices, reserved online it was ready to collect 20 minutes later, best solution to a rope for these two, unfold, attach the bar and on the move in less than five minutes, reached destination with none of the usual dint's in the bumper or broken rear light's, undo, fold away, job done, perfect."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good Value,
June 10, 2010
By widnesDave
from Widnes Cheshire
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"For simple car to car towing this is a great purchase but check how big you need the U clamps to be"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
worst ever purchase,
May 29, 2010
By smeghead
from milton keynes
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
"i might as well of used a plastic pipe because it was just like using one."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Handy object,
March 26, 2010
By Suchley
from Essex, England
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Pros: light
Cons: little bit overpriced
"Handy to keep in the garage!
Dosent flex to much and held strong the handly on tow sticker was nice"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Did what it needed to do,
February 21, 2010
By Brent
from Dorset, England
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: sturdy design
Cons: little fiddly to get together on the 2 cars, d ring looks small but is sturdy.
"Was a good product and did what it was meant to do. The only downside is that you need to tow like for like hight as this can be a bit of an issue."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Not Good!,
October 21, 2009
By bmwbazza
from Uxbridge
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Pros: none!
Cons: poor quality and strength, will not fit towing eye bolts
"After finding a store with one of these and reserving it, i got to the store to find out it was the last one and had been opened,and no one new if it was complete! On top of that the hooks are so small that they would not go around the towing eyebolts supplied with cars. i ended up buying a conventional tow rope."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Streel tow bar,
August 29, 2009
By unclepumble
from Congleton
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"Great product, really easy to assemble hook up and use, although it is only any use if both tow hitches are on the same side."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Ineffective product,
July 18, 2009
By EngineerDude
from Grantham
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Pros: possibly not a product-wide problem
Cons: cannot attach to either vehicle, shoddy design
"It may have been a problem with only this one unit but as it was the only unit in store it became my problem:
The clearance on the joinings that were used to attach the bar to the towing and the towed cars' towing eyes was not sufficient.
This meant that the product was not able to be used and I had to come back and get a refund and buy a traditional towing rope."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Halfords Steel Towing Bar
Overall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
May 25, 2009
By blimey77
from Warks
Quality 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
"Had to tow a car weighing two tonnes-this wouldn't do for a journey of 95 miles.Might be ok for a mile or two"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
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