Aftermarket tow bar fitting for Tesla cars.
First, let’s get one thing correct, YES you can have an aftermarket tow bar on a Tesla.
Whether you can tow with a Tesla depends on the Tesla model you have. Some models can tow, taking a look at the chassis plate, usually on the passenger door pillar, will give you the answer. If the vehicle has a maximum tow weight then you can tow up to that weight (The normal maximum Tesla tow weight is a maximum of 1000kg.). Providing you get the tow bar that also has an approved towing weight. (A word of warning to those wanting to tow with a Tesla where the vehicle does not have a tow weight… Don’t do it. The vehicle is not strong enough to support towing if there’s no tow weight. Serious damage to the car will occur if you hook a caravan up and tow it.)
If you just want to have a cycle carrier on a Tesla then the vehicle does not need a tow weight. You can have a tow bar fitted that’s just for use with a cycle carrier. (providing you stick to the tow bar’s maximum neck weight.)
Aftermarket tow barcoding for Tesla cars. There is no aftermarket towing software update for Tesla vehicles. You can only get a towing software update from Tesla and from our experience is that they do not offer this for aftermarket tow bar fitting.
What tow bar brand do we fit to Teslas?
We always try to supply and fit the Bosal / Oris detachable tow bar as this is the OEM tow bar for Tesla. If this bar is unavailable then we recommend the Westfalia detachable tow bar as this is a similar bar to the OEM tow bar..
For the Tesla tow bar electrics we only use the approved dedicated wiring loom, as you can appreciate, the Tesla has very complex electronics, and fitting anything less than approved wiring is just asking for trouble.
Is there a bumper cut for a Tesla aftermarket tow bar?
Mostly we have found that the Tesla comes with a factory tow panel built into the underskirt of the bumper. This alleviates any bumper cut at all. If your Tesla doesn’t have the factory tow panel then a window needs to be cut into the under panel to allow for the tow bar and electrical socket. This is none visible unless you look under the vehicle.
What is the price for an aftermarket towbar on a Tesla?
This depends on the type of tow bar, the model of the vehicle, the electrics you need, and the fitting location. The easiest way to find the price is to complete our online tow bar fitting price form found at https://www.ultimatetowbars.co.uk/online-towbar-fitting-quote/ or call us during office hours on 0114 360 7080.
Having a tow bar fitted to your Tesla is a great idea, especially if you want to tow a small trailer or carry your bikes.
Ultimate tow bars can fit your Tesla with a tow bar provided you’re within around a 60-mile drive from Sheffield.
We fit tow bars at your home or work address.
To work out the tow weight of your Tesla follow our sinmple guide to finding your maximum tow weight > https://www.ultimatetowbars.co.uk/maximum-tow-weight/
For more information on the Bosal / ORIS branded tow bars > https://www.oris-automotive.com/en/
To get more information about towing with a Tesla please visit Tesla’s own website at > https://www.tesla.com/ownersmanual/model3/en_eu/GUID-BD9A38D5-4410-45A3-8337-BDF7342750F3.html#TRAILERMODE