Car and trailer (B+ E) course
In brief, a full car licence already lets you tow trailers weighing no more than 750kg; you can also tow heavier trailers with a car as long as the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg. Full clarification of rules is available from GOV.UK, you’ll need to refer to leaflet DVLA INF30, driving licence requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain.
If you passed your car-driving test on or after 1 January 1997, you can drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM, or tow a trailer over 750kg MAM, as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg.
MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded. You have to pass the B+E test f you want to tow anything heavier. If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997, you are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination of up to 8,250kg MAM, but we advise you to double check with the Driving Standards Agency.
Mainstream is the only provider in our locality to operate its own Driving Standards Agency driving test centre. This gives you the unique advantage of doing your training on the manoeuvring area that you will take your test on. We believe that this gives you a better chance of passing first time!
1 person £550 + £110 VAT + £115 Test Fee (£775 Total) (2 day course)
2 people £415 + £83 VAT + £115 Test Fee per person (£613 Total per person) (3 day course)
For further information or to book a course, please contact us.