Towing a trailer can become a hazard without the right accessories. Before you drive off with your next trailer, visit Advanced Towbars Melbourne. We’ll fit your vehicle with the accessories you need to be safe on the road. Our knowledge of trailers is unprecedented.
What are Electric Brake Controllers?
Electric brake controllers are a fitted device that is mounted to a vehicle’s dashboard. They are connected to the brakes on your trailer, allowing them (controller) to detect when you are braking. With a control, the driver can adjust the amount of brake power being applied to the trailer.
Coming in different sizes, the controls are installed under the dash, on the driver’s side. Within reach of the driver, some controllers feature a manual override. This allows the driver to activate the brakes of the trailer, autonomously of the vehicle’s brakes.
It’s the Law
Under Australian Design Rules, trailers that have a GTM (gross trailer mass) exceeding 750kgs, must have brakes. Without working brakes, your trailer or caravan is deemed unroadworthy. Anyone found in breach of these road rules will face heavy fines and loss of demerit points.
Electric brake controllers are an investment worth making and will last you many trips. However, always be wary of speed limits because high speeds while towing may cause your trailer to sway.
At Advanced Towbars Melbourne, we supply a range of electric brake controllers for all vehicles. Regardless of how often you tow a heavy load, vehicle safety must come first. Advanced Towbars Melbourne fit the right brake controller to meet your trailer’s specifications.
We supply the best brands at the best prices. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and everybody should be safe while driving with a trailer attached.
Electric brake controllers are mandatory for loads over 750Kg on Victorian roads. Without it, you are putting your safety at risk – as well as the safety of others. As a leading supplier of electric brake controllers, Advanced Towbars Melbourne, has got you covered.
Call us today on 1300 238 869 or send us an email, and our staff will happily assist.