There are many people that are wary of doing the work themselves. It seems easier to just go with the professionals, but if you don’t have a lot of DIY experience, it can be overwhelming. This can be a good time to take some time and read reviews of your options.
You may have seen that there are many people that have tried to save money by doing the work themselves, but have run into complications and failed. Here are the differences of professionals and DIY’s.
You can get a towbar installed for under $200 by someone that has done it many times. If you do the work yourself, you can spend $700 or more in parts and labour. This does not include after-sales support for services performed if needed.
The professional towbar fitting company will not require any special skills in order to install the towbar, but you are looking at a DIY job that requires you to purchase some brackets and inserts.
Professional installers are very aware of safety and climbing in and out of the vehicle to work on it. They know your vehicle is prone to roll away while they are working, so they have implemented safety measures on their installations.
Another thing that the professionals will do is connect you with a tow authority to get the vehicle hooked up when you don’t have any way to attach yourself. Most DIY’s will not provide these services.
Most DIY’s use the wrong brackets and connectors, which can cause the towbar to not line up correctly with the vehicle. They are also prone to breaking parts like pins and brackets that do not work as well as ones that come from the manufacturer.
Peace of mind
If you follow the DIY instructions and something goes wrong, you will be left without any idea of what to do next. You won’t have any after-sales support in case this happens.
This is where professional services really shine. Your vehicle can be used for towing any time the need arises. You are never going to feel like something is missing, because it will always be there. You will also like being able to add features like storage compartments, tow monitor and safety cameras.