Database 'to improves tow safety'

Car buyers will be given crucial advice to help them choose a car that will safely and legally tow their caravan, through online information offered to motor dealers by vehicle data expert, HPI.

Many drivers do not know that if their car is unsuitable for their caravan then they may be stopped, fined £1,000 or have three points on their licence, which may have repercussions for their car insurance.

Towsafe, powered by HPI, has been providing its car and caravan compatibility service for over 10 years and now dealers can use this tool to improve their sales service and increase customer satisfaction, while fulfilling their Duty of Care obligations.

There are over one billion potential car and caravan combinations, meaning that dealers need the right information to help buyers shop around for the right vehicle. Towsafe uses HPI's extensive database to help dealers match specific cars to specific caravans or vice versa.

To use the system, dealers can buy credits to check vehicle matches on This not only promises to help buyers purchase the right vehicle for their requirements, improve driver safety and avoid road fines, but also means that dealers can can offer sensible advice from a service they can rely on.

Copyright Press Association 2012