It’s required by law in Australia that any trailer weighing over 750 kg must be braked. The tow vehicle must under go electric brake installation. Of course, trailers are non-motorised vehicles and therefore only require the brakes to activate when on the back of a moving, motorised vehicle like a car or truck.
There are two different types of electric brake controller; proportional and time delayed. Proportional brake controllers use motion sensing technology to ascertain the speed at which the towing vehicle is slowing down and so slows the towed vehicle at a proportional speed. Time delayed brake controllers deliver a programmed amount of power to the brakes when the towing car or truck slows to a stop. This amount is preset by the driver and is largely reliant upon how much weight they are towing.
If you require quality electric brake controller installation in Melbourne, trust FiveStar Towbars to deliver the highest standards of service.
When it comes to electric brake controller installation, we always recommend using the services of an experienced professional. Rather than take a chance with a DIY approach, FiveStar has trained installers that are able to ensure total safety and security when you’re travelling with a towed trailer or caravan around the streets of Melbourne, regional Victoria and beyond. We will install the electric brake controller in your vehicle and test the current that flows between the controller and the brakes. FiveStar Towbars specialises in supply and installation of all brands into luxury European vehicles, domestic models and every thing in between.
What makes FiveStar Towbars unique to other installers of electric brake controllers in Melbourne is that rather than make you come to us, we’ll come to you! Servicing the entire metropolitan area, we’ll travel to wherever is most convenient for you whether it’s your home, office or elsewhere. To arrange our services call 1300 787 008 or you can contact us online.