Tow Bars Fitted Newcastle – Supply & Fitting Service

Fitted tow bars in Newcastle supplied by our team at Sounds Alarming.

We have years of experience in fitting all types of tow bars, all our fitters are employed by ourselves, none of our work is subcontracted to 3rd party companies.

Each tow bar we fit is supplied from leading manufacturers. Our suppliers actually make towbars for car manufacturers too, therefore, you can rest assured you are will be getting excellent quality.

Tow bars the variations

We stock two different styles of tow bars, a flange ball tow bar and a swan neck tow bar.

Flange Ball Tow Bar

The flange ball comes with a faceplate which the tow bar is bolted on to.

Swan Neck

The Swan Neck comes in a single piece with the towball attached. These are available in a fixed or detachable option.


The Electrics

Secondly, you need to decide which type of electrics you want, the socket hinges depend on what you will be towing.

Single Electrics

Single 7 pin electrics, only power the lights on your trailer or caravan, these would also be suitable for your bike carrier. Basically, this is the minimum legal requirement allowed.

Twin Electrics 

This type uses two 7 pin sockets, which are wired up to the car to power the caravan which is being towed.  In addition, they can power the road lights, reverse lights and any interior electrics, for example, a fridge or freezer.

13 Pin Socket

Caravans manufactured after 2008 in the UK  have 13 pin connectors already. Basically, these are twin electrics merged together into one socket. Getting the right electrics for your caravan will make a big difference when it comes to its functionality on the inside.


We also supply vehicle specific wiring harnesses.

We have a large range of  7 and 13 pin kits, which can be installed in the interface of the actual vehicle. They can be used with their original connectors or if you prefer they can communicate directly with the vehicles management system.  Enabling the manufacturers towing safety features (e.g. trailer stability programs), which are already available in modern motor vehicles to function.

Fixed Flange Ball Tow bars Fitted

The most popular towbar in the UK, used mostly for towing heavy trailers and caravans. Tow a trailer or a caravan and if required you can carry bikes on the back of your car too. ( within the recommended weight limit). For your information, the towbar height is also adjustable if required.

  • Carry bikes whilst towing  (subject to nose load limits)
  • Bumper shields can be fitted
  • AL-KO tow balls can be fitted also
  • Towing height on a 4 x 4 and commercial four-hole plate towbar can be adjusted.
  • Choice of towing couplings
  • Accessories can be added to this towbar.

Detachable Flange Tow bars Fitted

These are exclusive to Witter. Offering the versatility of a fixed flange bar, however only leaving a small part visible when detached.

  • Carry your bikes and tow at the same time
  • The tow ball can be removed when it’s not in use
  • AL-KO tow balls can be fitted
  • Reversing sensors are not triggered whilst not towing
  • Choice of towing couplings
  • Accessories can be fitted to this towbar
detachable-flange-tow bar

Fixed Swan Neck Tow bars Fitted

This type of tow bar is not as popular in the UK as some other countries. It is not as flexible as other designs we stock and we find its compatibility for fittings and other accessories is not as good.  You can get bike carriers for this type of tow bar, but unfortunately, with this type, you cannot tow at the same time, like some of the other options we have.

On a plus point though, this tow bar is the one most likely not to set off reversing sensors. Unfortunately, if vehicles have a bumper shield it cannot be installed.

  • Compatible with AL-KO Stabilisers
  • Unlikely to trigger reversing sensors
  • More expensive than the flange towbar
  • Can’t be fitted with a bumper shield.


Detachable Swan Neck Fitted Tow Bar

Another popular tow bar in Europe. This detachable tow bar does not have to remain on your vehicle throughout the year. Another good point is once it is attached to the car it won’t prevent you from accessing the boot. Additional attachments are also available separately for bike carriers. Please note if you are attaching a bike carrier, unfortunately, you cannot tow at the same time.

  • Towball can be removed
  • Unrestricted boot access
  • AL-KO and other friction stabilisers can be also added
  • Reversing sensors are not triggered when you are not towing.

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