Here at Pass Drive, we deliver professional car and trailer training to help you confidently master the roads with longer and heavier loads. Whether you’re towing a trailer for work or leisure, you must ensure that you have the correct licence. Unsure if your licence is valid for the category of vehicle you wish to drive? Don’t worry we’re here to help.
Are you legally entitled to tow a trailer with your car?
The rules on what you are allowed to tow vary depending on when you passed your driving test.
Licences issued from 1st January 1997
If you passed your car driving test on or after January 1997, you can:
- drive a car or van up to 3,500kg towing a trailer of up to 750kg.
- tow a trailer of over 750kg, as long as the combined maximum authorised mass (MAM) of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg
If you want to tow anything heavier, you’ll need to pass the car and trailer driving test.
Licences issued before 1st January 1997
If you passed your test before the 1st of January 1997, you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM.
However, we recommend that you check your driving licence information online to see if you’re allowed to tow.
It is also recommended that you do not tow any more than 85% of the weight of your car. You can normally find the maximum towing weight for your vehicle in the vehicle’s manual.
For more information: https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car
If you do need to pass your car and trailer driving test, our experienced DVSA approved driving instructors are here to help. Our instructors will go through thorough vehicle safety checks with you as part of the B+E course, before moving on to the various aspects of the B+E Training Course ahead of your upcoming test. The B+E Training course will include: Learning set reversing manoeuvres, being shown how to safely uncouple and re-couple the trailer, and of course, how to drive safely on everyday roads with your trailer.
Areas We Cover
At the moment we currently cover areas surrounding the Scottish Central Belt, but we will be expanding our training services in the near future.
Car and Trailer Training: Fife
Trailer Training: Edinburgh, Perth & Kinross
B+E Training: West Lothian and Glasgow
Enquire About Trailer Training
If you would like to find out more or book trailer training, please call us on 08000 371055, email: email@example.com, or fill in the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.