Can I tow a trailer with my Licence

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Trailer towing course

This is something we get asked on a daily basis can I tow a trailer with my licence? The simple answer is, when did you pass your test and then the can of worms opens?

If for example you are very lucky and passed your test before 1st January 1997, then you are in the extraordinary position of answering that question quite easily and legally. In this instance you would be able to drive a motor vehicle up to 3,500kg and if that car or van was able to, then you would be able to tow a trailer up to the same weight of 3,500kg and in fact could go up to an amazing 8,250kg depending on your licence categories, but if the car or van was above this weight, then you would again have to check your licence to answer the same question of “is it possible that I can tow a trailer”? Confused? Then CALL 07818 408336

But can I tow a trailer if I passed my test after 1st January 1997?

Whilst again this should be very easy for you to answer. It again may depend on whether you passed your test between 1997 and 18th January 2013, because again the legislation changed again. Leaving you asking either a company like us or someone else the same confused question of. But can I tow a trailer with my licence if…..

Well, how confused are you now? In this category, you can tow a small trailer weighing up to 750kg with your vehicle, which would take you up to 4,250. Still not sure can I tow a trailer above that weight? Well, of course, you can sir. You can I tow a trailer larger than 750kg, as long as the maximum gross weight does not exceed 3,500kg or the trailer is not heavier than the said car or van, that you are driving. Find out more here

So how else can I tow a trailer legally?

It goes without saying that since 19th January 2013, it has become a tad more confusing. From that date, if you were to call us and be asking us can I tow a trailer. We would again start at the basic’s, that usually drivers can tow a small trailer of no more than 750kg. In this instance, your maximum towing limit is set at 3,500kg and not 4,250kg. What we always like to say to clients is, it is not as straightforward as we would like. I think you have worked that out for yourself and found it to be the mind field.

If I was you, I would just CALL US NOW and book your FREE towing test consultation. There is 3 reasons to choose Sirens here. If you are looking for the answer online to can I tow a trailer on my licence it is a mind field, so call us today?

We have qualified driving instructors. They are experienced in offering:

LGV/HGV training – Our qualified trainers offer LGV Training in London and the Home Counties.

PCV training – Our trainers provide PCV training & courses in London and the Home Counties.

Trailer towing training – We offer trailer towing lessons & courses to pass your towing test first time.

Trailer driving lessons – We offer trailer driving lessons to prepare you to pass the B+E trailer test.

B+E (Car & Trailer) – We offer B+E car and trailer training to individuals and companies.

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Highly qualified and friendly driving instructors to help you pass your test with confidence. Our success rate for candidates passing first time is extremely high and we would love to help you pass first time too.


Sirens Driving Academy Ltd
Ivory yard, Harper Lane, Radlett, WD7 7HU

DVSA approved site at:
Hayloader Works, Wooten Road, Brill, HP18 9UB

Telephone: 07984 493 798.

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