Vauxhall Astra Towbars

Vauxhall Astra Towbars

Below are the towing specifications of the Astra Hatchback, we have covered the van and estate in their own categories.

When towing at 60mph the Vauxhall Astra feels stable and completely in control, however when it is pushed to 70 the car does begin to feel less sure of itself. Despite this, the vehicle remains in control it just takes more corrective steering and level headed driving to make sure that the item being towed stays straight in line. The Astra is definitely a fast vehicle and it is able to pull an adequately matched caravan from 30-60mph in a short 11 seconds. This car is an excellent purchase for anyone who enjoys driving as it offers an excellent driving experience as well as it has enough space in the cabin for three adults to travel comfortably in the back with their luggage safely and easily stowed away in the boot. The only negative side to this vehicle is that the towing electrics are not the easiest to access, but for all of its positives, it is easy to overlook that.

 PF Jones stock a range of branded tow bars for the Vauxhall Astra and provide a quality towbar fitting service across the UK.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback Towbars Towing Specifics The Vauxhall Astra Hatchback is currently on its fifth generation. Below we will cover the previous five generations of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback towing specifics. As there are five generations of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback covered here it is important to check your vehicle if it is on a change over year. The logbook will state the model number, this will help you to ensure you are selecting the correct towbars for your vehicle.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback K 2015 Onwards

 

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback K 2015 Onwards Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to 2015 Onwards Vauxhall Astra Hatchback are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Vauxhall's warranty page confirms that Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's produced after 2016 some vehicles will have a manufacturers warranty active

New Vehicle Warranty

Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration). This applies to all cars and vans except Vivaro and New Movano, the additional warranty for which carries a limit of 100,000 miles from first registration.

Vauxhall Warranty Program


We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2015 Onwards Vauxhall Astra Hatchback towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Astra Hatchback K 2015 Onwardsfits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Vauxhall Astra Hatchback K vehicles made 2015 Onwards will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

We currently only offer towards that require a none visible cut, Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2015 onwards, a bumper cut is required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback manufactured 2017 Onwards, the minimum capacity is 75KG the maximum capacity is 90kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback K 2015 Onwards towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 1500kg, the maximum capacity is 1800kg for all the tow bars that fit Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 201 Onwards.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2015 Onwards as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback J 2010-2015

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's manufactured in 2010 or 2015, it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Vauxhall Astra Hatchback that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback J 2010-2015 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to a 2010-2015 Vauxhall Astra Hatchback s are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Vauxhall's warranty page confirms that Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's produced after 2016 all vehicles will have a manufacturers warranty active

New Vehicle Warranty

Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration). This applies to all cars and vans except Vivaro and New Movano, the additional warranty for which carries a limit of 100,000 miles from first registration.

Vauxhall Warranty Program


We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2010-2015 Onwards Vauxhall Astra Hatchback towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2010-2015 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Vauxhall Astra Hatchback F11 vehicles made between 2010-2015 will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

The only option for all towbars, for the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's 2010-2015 for this year range is a none visible cut, a bumper cut is required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback J manufactured between 2010-2015, maximum capacity is 75kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2010-2015 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 1800kg the minimum capacity is 1500kg, for all the tow bars that fit Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2010-2015.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2010-2015 as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2004-2010

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's manufactured between the years 2004-2010 if you have a 2004 or a 2010 Vauxhall Astra Hatchback it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Vauxhall Astra Hatchback that falls on a change overyear, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2004-2010 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's 2004-2010 E61 are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Vauxhall's warranty page confirms that Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's produced after 2017 all vehicles will have a manufacturers warranty active

New Vehicle Warranty

Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration). This applies to all cars and vans except Vivaro and New Movano, the additional warranty for which carries a limit of 100,000 miles from first registration.

Vauxhall Warranty Program



We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2004-2010 Onwards Vauxhall Astra Hatchback towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2004 - 2010 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will NOT require a require a bypass relay.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's vehicles made between 2004-2010 will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

The tow bar you select will determine whether the cut to the bumper is or None Visible, or No Cut, a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 's manufactured between the years 2004 to 2010 the maximum capacity nose weight is 80kg, the minimum capacity nose weight is 75kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2004–2010 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 1500kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1998-2004

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1998-2004 Towbar electric kits

There are no dedicated kits for this year range, only universal kits are available.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1998-2004 tow bars fits will NOT require a bypass relay, when universal electrics are fitted, this is to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to out faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

There are no dedicated kits for this year range.

Bumper cuts

For the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1998-2004, there is only, None Visible Cut or No Cut, a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback manufactured between the years 1998 to 2004 the maximum nose weight capacity is 75kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Astra Hatchback towbars 1998–2004 can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 2200kg, towing weight varies depending on which bar you select.


You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Astra Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.