How to Install a Tow Bar on the Front Bumper Frame

by Ashton Daigle

If you ever have to tow your car for a very long distance, a tow bar on the front end will prove invaluable. There are a number of different types of tow bars, designed for both cars and trucks. Universal fit tow bars can be purchased and used on almost any vehicle.

Apply the emergency brake.

Align the holes of the tow bar to your vehicle's front frame and mark it with chalk.

Drill holes in the front frame where the holes of the tow bar aligned to. Choose a drill bit that will bore a hole wide enough to fit the mounting bolts into.

Hold up the tow bar, making sure to align the holes of the tow bar to the holes you drilled in the front frame.

Slip the mounting bolts through the frame holes and the holes on the tow bar while holding the tow bar flat against the frame.

Place the nuts on the mounting bolts and tighten them firmly with the socket set.

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About the Author

Ashton Daigle, a New Orleans native, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and went straight to work as a journalist. In 2005 he tackled the biggest news story of his life - Hurricane Katrina. Daigle is writing a collection of essays: What It Means to be a Saints Fan.