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Message posted by JdDerek on 14/7/2014 at 10:11am
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Hi all.

I am just about to renew my car insurance which has left me thinking do I need to advice the insurance company that we are towing ??

I have always done my insurance on-line and have never seen it mentioned anywhere ??

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Message posted by tango55 on 14/7/2014 at 10:59am
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You just need to tell them that you have a towbar fitted that's all as some vehicle insurance companies class it as a modification and others don't. At least that way you are covered in the event of a claim.

Message posted by JdDerek on 14/7/2014 at 7:04pm
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Thank you Tango55 ....

Must admit I didn't even connect a towbar as a modification.

Message posted by SteUK on 14/7/2014 at 7:09pm
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Hi,

This very day I called my insurer, Admiral, to tell them I am now towing a caravan occasionally. Said I had a towbar fitted as well and that it was there when I bought the car (second hand ). But I suspected it was aftermarket. They looked up modifications on the system and it was not in the list! Nothing to pay, but it is down in record that I let them know.

Definitely get all the details up front. You may not be insured if you don't tell them...and some companies charge crazy admin fees for amendments!

Message posted by Hairywol on 14/7/2014 at 7:09pm
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Just told my insurance recently. made a note, explained that I need separate cover for the 'van (which I knew) and didn't charge a penny. Relieved and amazed.

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Message posted by subaru on 14/7/2014 at 9:30pm
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Our insurance company did not charge any extra but did record the tow bar as a modification. It is also listed on the renewal each year.

Message posted by stuart1955 on 15/7/2014 at 9:58am
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I changed to admiral last year and told them I had a towbar fitted, MAD springs and also a tuning chip box and it made no difference to the price. I have just renewed with them on their multi car insurance and got a good price for both our cars

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