Do you need to take a trailer test? (B+E)
If you passed your driving test prior to January 1997, you will have received automatically on your licence the B+E towing rights and therefore be able to tow any trailer as long as the trailer adheres to the car and trailer weight rules. If however you passed your driving test after January 1997 you can only tow a trailer up to 750kg in weight without taking a trailer test.
Trailer training introduction
Here at Easy 2 Pass, we can arrange trailer training for you from a complete beginner (someone who has never towed a trailer) up to some refresher lessons for those people who are a little out of practise.
We recommend everyone starts with a 4 hour introduction to towing a trailer, this will include the following:
- Vehicle familiarrisation & reversing
- Using mirrors & equipment
- Vehicle checks
- Coupling / Uncoupling
- Basic manoeuvres
At the end of this session you will be given a full explanation of what training you will require, if any, to pass the DVSA B+E test. The cost of this introduction course is £190.00
Trailer courses including a test
There are various courses on offer to take the B+E test after the introduction, theses include:
- 6 hour (1 Day) course for those with a good knowledge of towing and a good standard of driving - £340.00
- 8 hour (2 Day) course for those with a good standard of driving but little trailer knowledge - £476.00
- 12 hour (2 Day) course for the intermediate driver with a little trailer knowledge - £560.00
- 18 hour (3 Day) course for those who have never towed before and driving needs attention - £790.00
All of the above prices INCLUDE the DVSA test fee.
Trailer courses without a test
For those people who only need training and dont need to take the trailer test these courses can be offered to you:
- 6 hour (1 Day) course for those with a good knowledge of towing and a good standard of driving - £225.00
- 8 hour (2 Day) course for those who are a good driver but only have a small amount of towing knowledge - £361.00
- 12 hour (2 Day) course for the intermidiate driver with a small amount of towing knowledge - £445.00
If you require any further information on towing a trailer, then please ring our freephone number 0800 881 8745 and we can arrange for a trailer trainer to ring you back and discuss matter's further with you.