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Rover 400 Series

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If you’re driving the Rover 400 Series, Witter Towbars offer a wide range of towbars for different purposes and vehicles. The Rover 400 Series is a small family car which is available as either an Estate, Hatchback or Saloon. Check out our fixed flange, two hole faceplate towbar which offers superb towing ability and is compatible with a whole host of Rover 400 Series variations. Alternatively, use our registration database which helps you to find the perfect towbar for your vehicle.


Choosing to buy a towbar for your Rover 400 Series from Witter allows you to rest assured with peace of mind. Our fitting prices include the towbar, towball, vehicle electrics and fitting at your local centre. To find the right towbar for your Rover 400 Series, click through the options and, for your safety, check the towing capacity of your vehicle before towing a load.To be sure that your new towbar is the exact match, click through the options to select the make, model and year your car was made. Don’t forget, if you’re struggling with the wide range of towbars available for your vehicle, read our handy towbar type guide, chat to us online or call one of our qualified support team on 01244 284555.

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All you need to know about towbars for Rover 400 Series

Rover first introduced the 400 Series into their range in 1995. The Rover 400 Series is available as a Estate, Hatchback, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Rover 400 Series, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Rover 400 Series below.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Towbars

The Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) was first released in 1995. To determine which variant of Rover 400 Series you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Nose Weight

Hatchback(5 door) models made between 1995 and 2000 have a minimum nose weight of 70 kg and a maximum nose weight of 70 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback(5 door) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback(5 door), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback(5 door) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback(5 door) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback(5 door) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Rover dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Bumper Cuts

Hatchback(5 door) models made between 1995 and 2000 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Rover 400 Series Hatchback(5 door) Towing Capacity

Hatchback(5 door) models made between 1995 and 2000 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback(5 door) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback(5 door) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Towbars

The Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) was first released in 1995. To determine which variant of Rover 400 Series you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Nose Weight

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1995 and 2000 have a minimum nose weight of 70 kg and a maximum nose weight of 70 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Saloon(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Saloon(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Saloon(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Saloon(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Saloon(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Rover dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1995 and 2000 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Rover 400 Series Saloon(All variants) Towing Capacity

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1995 and 2000 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Saloon(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Saloon(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


To find specific details for your Rover 400 Series, select your vehicle below.



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