If you passed a car test on or after 1st January 1997 you're limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer doesn't exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

However, if you passed your driving test before 1997,  this means you're generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM). You will also have entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kgs MAM.


You can take your test in either a Manual or Automatic transmission vehicle. If you pass using an Automatic then you are entitled to tow using only an Automatic transmission. If you pass using a manual transmission vehicle you are entitled to tow either manual or automatic vehicles. 


Your vehicle must be legal and roadworthy and have no warning lights showing, e.g the engine management system warning light.

It must not be subject to a manufacturers safety recall, you may be asked for evidence that your vehicle has had the work carried out, is exempt from the recall or that after being checked no work was necessary.



The vehicle also needs to be a smoke free zone.

Their are other requirements involving loading, head restraints, mirrors etc that we can provide details of when undertaking training with us.

We provide a trailer/horsebox/caravan which meets all DVSA requirements