Tow couplings

Tow Couplings, Chassis & Frame: Ensuring Secure Towing and Vehicle Integrity

Ausmec examiners pay close attention to these three crucial safety aspects during a roadworthy inspection:

  1. Operator Safety: A secure and properly functioning tow coupling minimizes the risk of trailer detachment during operation, ensuring the driver or rider maintains control of the vehicle.
  2. Public Safety for Occupants: A structurally sound chassis and frame provide a strong foundation for the vehicle, protecting occupants in case of a collision. Additionally, a secure tow coupling minimizes the risk of trailer-related accidents for other road users.
  3. Environmental Impact: Properly functioning tow couplings minimize wear and tear on the vehicle and trailer, which can lead to fluid leaks and potential environmental hazards.

By thoroughly assessing these areas, Ausmec examiners guarantee that tow couplings, chassis, and frame contribute to a safe towing experience and minimize environmental impact.

Rules can be found on pages 18 to 21 of the Queensland Light Vehicle Inspection Manual

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