Trailer training course and test near me in Essex
Graham Taylor the head instructor at Get Towing is a grade A DVSA Approved Instructor
(Beware other training companies use trainers who are NOT driving instructors and who are not always approved).
- High quality training to test standard
- Training options to suit your individual requirements
- Competitive pricing
- Get Towing has trained pupils for many years and has a very high pass rate, currently at 90%
Trailer Towing any kind of trailer or caravan places very different demands on your personal driving skills. The performance and manoeuvrability of your vehicle will be very different depending on the size and weight of the trailer. Any towing journey requires additional planning taking weather, wider turning circles and increased braking distances into consideration.
At Get Towing trailer driver training our DVSA approved driving instructors cover all aspects of towing, including additional safety checks and UK road laws.
- Trailer coupling and uncoupling, electrics and safety requirements
- Towing laws, trailer handling and speed limits on UK roads
- Driving and maneuvering your towing trailers on the road
- Trailer Training is £450 for a one day trailer training course and driving test, cost of the test is included. If 2 people want to train together a discount can be discussed
- Two day course is £650 again with a test included
- click here for more price information about your trailer course and test
Why get professional training?
Any query you may have could be answered on this list of frequently asked questions or call…
Depending on when you passed your driving licence, you may be required to pass an additional test to tow certain types of trailers. The law changed on 1st January 1997, below is a rough guide to driving licence categories and dates. For more detailed information, please refer to the UK Government’s towing guide. Government Towing Guidelines
I passed my test before 1st January 1997
If you passed your driving test before January 1st 1997 your licence will probably have Category E. This allows you to drive a vehicle and trailer with a combined weight of 8.25 tonnes, the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM).
I passed my test after 1st January 1997
If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, your licence will allow you drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes towing a of up to 750kg. Or a vehile and trailer up to 3.5 tonnes, as long as the trailer does not exceed the kerb (unladen) weight of the vehicle.
Are you Legal to tow?
If you passed your car test before 1997 you’re generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (M.A.M.)
If you passed your car test later than the 1st January 1997 you’re limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes M.A.M. towing a trailer up to 750 kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes M.A.M. providing the M.A.M. of the trailer doesn’t exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle.
You will need to pass an additional trailer driving test in B+E trailer towing if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.
To tow a trailer, caravan, horse-box or boat etc over a certain weight you will need to add category E to your car license B, this means another driving test B+E with a laden trailer.
If you passed your test before 1997 you will have category B+E on your license for anyone else have a look on the DirectGov website.
good luck and Get Towing