Toyota Genuine Tow Bars. We’re behind you all the way.

May 22, 2018

It’s best to be on the safe side

• Towing can have a considerable effect on the acceleration, braking and overall handling characteristics of your vehicle

• Toyota Genuine Tow Bars are built to ensure safety and reliability while towing with your vehicle

The Toyota Advantage

• Toyota engineers design tow bars in conjunction with the vehicle development – up to 5 years before a new vehicle is released

• Years of experience and knowledge has formed Toyota’s comprehensive tow bar development standards to ensure trouble free towing

• Non-Genuine Tow bars are only developed after the new model’s release and without the detailed knowledge of the vehicle’s design and safety systems


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Tried and Tested

• All tow bars must meet minimum design standards – Australian Design Rules (ADRs) – before they can be sold in Australia

• However, this minimum design standard does not include the vehicle integrity, primarily focusing on the strength of the tow bar alone

• Toyota Genuine Tow Bars are developed to a Toyota Global standard above and beyond the applicable Australian Design Rules


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Finite Element Analysis (FEA):

• Identifies areas of high-stress under towing loads

• Allows the tow bar and chassis design to be optimised

• Ensures the strength and durability of the components as a total towing system

• Once the proposed design has passed FEA simulation, physical tow bar samples are made and the arduous Toyota global durability testing program begins


Manufactured To Premium Quality Standards

• The same strict welding standards on Toyota vehicles are also imposed on the Toyota Genuine Tow Bar

• Tow bar welds are critical to the overall strength and performance of the tow bar, that’s why a percentage of tow bars from the production assembly line are dissected and analysed under a microscope to ensure compliance to Toyota’s weld quality standards

• All tow bar fasteners and powder coating must comply with Toyota Global quality standards to ensure no rust or corrosion occurs under normal operating conditions


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Toyota Load Distribution Hitch (LDH) Compatible

• Toyota Genuine Tow Bars and the LDH combine together to provide improved handling for an overall safer towing experience

• The Toyota LDH is designed for vehicle specific applications to ensure the correct load distribution between the vehicle and trailer

• As the LDH usage generates different loading conditions on the tow bar and vehicle, Toyota conducts additional testing to ensure 100% compatibility with your vehicle


Toyota Wiring Harness

• Toyota Genuine trailer-wiring harness is designed to operate with the Toyota Genuine Tow Bar

• Using the Toyota Wiring Harness is the best way to ensure the safe and reliable operation of trailer lights without overloading the vehicle electrical wiring systems

• It is designed to comply with Toyota’s stringent fire hazard prevention requirements

• Unlike many aftermarket products, Toyota carefully considers the wire thickness, protection and routing to prevent the risk of electrical fire due to overloading or short circuit

• All Toyota external electrical connectors are waterproof which may not be the case when installing an aftermarket product


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Live A Genuine Life.

Toyota Genuine Tow Bars offer:

• Superior quality

• Comprehensive testing

• Full vehicle integration and,

• Guaranteed compatibility with the Toyota Load Distribution Hitch (if applicable) and the Toyota Genuine wiring harness

Plus, every Toyota Genuine Accessory carries our comprehensive Toyota Warranty. When purchased and fitted to your new Toyota by an authorised dealer, they are covered by our three year/100,000 km* warranty, delivering peace of mind, reliability and quality.

Before you kit up and head off, make sure you choose to hold your next adventure together with a Toyota Genuine Tow Bar.


 For more information phone Waverley Toyota on (03) 8544 2200


*All Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased and fitted to a Toyota are warranted for the remainder of the New Vehicle Warranty or 12 months, whichever is greater. Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased from an authorised Toyota Dealer over the counter are warranted from the date of purchase for one year. Conditions apply. The Toyota Genuine Accessories Warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.