A car trailer is a specialized type of trailer designed specifically for transporting vehicles. These trailers are typically flatbed trailers with no sides, allowing cars to be driven or rolled onto the trailer for transport. They may also feature ramps or other loading mechanisms to make it easier to load and unload vehicles. Car trailers can come in various sizes and weight capacities, allowing different types and sizes of vehicles to be transported.
Car trailers can be used for a variety of purposes, including transporting a vehicle for a race or car event, moving to a new home, or even for commercial purposes. Car trailers are especially useful for towing broken down cars, as they allow you to transport the car safely and securely without causing further damage. With a range of car trailers available for hire on Local Trailer Hire, you can find the perfect trailer for your specific needs.
Using a car trailer is not limited to any particular group of people or profession. Car trailers work just like other trailers and can be attached to different vehicles that have a tow ball. However, it's important to note that some car trailers may require electrical brake controllers, which are devices that apply the brakes on the trailer when the car brakes. If you're unsure about how to use a specific car trailer, or whether your vehicle needs an electrical brake controller, you can always ask the trailer owner on Local Trailer Hire before making a booking.
Choosing the right size car trailer depends on the weight and size of the vehicle you want to transport. Not all cars can tow all car trailers – what you can tow depends on your car's towing capacity. To find out the maximum weight your car can tow, you can check its manual or contact the manufacturer. Local Trailer Hire gives you information about the weight capacity (ATM, payload and tare) of each trailer available for hire, so you can select a trailer that fits your needs and safely and securely transport your vehicle.
Each trailer owner sets the price for their trailer, so the price of a car trailer will vary. Trailer owners generally set their price depending on the size and payload capacity of the trailer, the condition of the trailer, and the features of the trailer. Features on a car trailer may include ramps for loading and unloading, brakes for added safety and control, and tie-downs or straps to secure the car during transport. You can use the search filters on Local Trailer Hire to find a car trailer that is the price you need.