Electric Brake Controller

Electric Brake Controller

When you’ve attached a trailer, caravan or other heavy, non-motorised vehicle to your towbar, ensuring the safety of yourself and others on the road becomes doubly important while towing. What happens if you have to make a sudden stop while you’re driving twice as much weight than you’re used to? This is precisely why electric brake controllers are so crucial. If you’re looking for an electric brake controller in Melbourne, trust the specialists at FiveStar Towbars to have exactly what you need.

Understanding Electric brake controllers

IMG_35761Australian law requires that any towed trailer or caravan that exceeds 750kg must be fitted with electric or hydraulic brakes. Electric brakes are activated via a current that comes from an electric brake controller. These are usually mounted below or discreetly hidden from view behind the dashboard of your car and control the brakes in the trailer when the towing vehicle slows or comes to a stop. This lowers the risk of collision between the two vehicles and any other people or vehicles on the road. There are two different types; 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.

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Whether you have a trailer or caravan with electric brakes, or you’re looking for the very best in electric brake controllers, make a call to FiveStar Towbars today. With our quality product range and superior Melbourne-wide mobile installation service, we have your needs covered. Give us a call today on 1300 787 008

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Worth the drive for me to know that it has been installed properly and professionally. Thanks Ryan and Luke for your outstanding work.Rodney McDonaldRodney McDonald ★★★★★ Excellent quality service in installation of tow bar assembly for Audi Q5 today.Great communication and arrangement through Luke.Ryan and Anthony did the installation at my home, were punctual, professional and ensured I understood the operation and work undertaken.Fantastic workmanship and communication.John InvernoJohn Inverno ★★★★★ The owner Luke was friendly professional and willingly answering any questions I had. The installers both Mark and Reece also! They were on time helpful and very professional and certainly knew what they were doing and the product with additional helpful tips. I have no hesitation in recommending Luke and his team at Five Star Towbars to any customer. Many thanks again and good luck! Johnm Sm S ★★★★★ The team at five star towbars were brilliant.Rapid response to all correspondence.Great competitive quote.They guys that came to me were prompt, efficient, clean and tidy.Would recommend five star towbars absolutely.Abdul NafayAbdul Nafay ★★★★★ Got Euro towbar done for my Merc. Very satisfied with communication and overall professionalism. Came to my house on time, got the job done and later replaced my OEM adapter cost effectively at the factory. The manager/owner Luke knows how to run a customer-focused business. A rarity in Australia these days.David MetcalfDavid Metcalf ★★★★☆ Excellent service and advice. Highly recommendWilliam HWilliam H ★★★★★ Excellent service and a high-quality installation. I would definitely use this service again and recommend it to others.Thank you Ryan.Craig TaylorCraig Taylor ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing, don't go anywhere else.My old towbar was dealer fitted and destroyed after a minor reverse into a retaining wall. Disgusting job.Luke and team at 5 star fitted a new one that's clearly twice as good for $400 less than the dealer charged!!!Thanks guys, 5 stars easily earned!Steve AlexanderSteve Alexander ★★★★★ Very professional, prompt and accommodating. They did a great job on our GLCWill K Fish Farm 1Will K Fish Farm 1 ★★★★★ Great service 5 star like their name. Fast and easy on-site service. Highly recommend.Darren HanischDarren Hanisch ★★★★★ Great service and productsPhil WatsonPhil Watson ★★★★★ Fast, great workmanship and goes the extra mile.Was able to fit a towbar at very short notice and did a brilliant job.Not only was his work great but Luke showed us how the Anderson Plug worked and where it was connected and explained when and why it might make a click. He exceeded all our expectations.If you need some work done quickly and professionally by a friendly team ring Five Star TowbarsMatthew MillsomMatthew Millsom ★★★★★ Couldn't be happier. 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Very patient, professional, and efficient. Best technician ever found. Luke was able to locate the problem with my Ute and fix it even though it was nothing to do with their job completed.Luke took time to explain and demonstrate with superb professionalism.Highly recommended.phil evansphil evans ★★★★★ Fantastic service, rang on the Monday fitted the next day at work.Also ran a extra cable for me with no problems. Highlyrecommend nice guys too.V RV R ★★★★★ Absolutely brilliant service, communication and very reasonable pricing. They went out of their way to get the towbar done despite it being more complicated than originally thought due to the car type. Thanks Luke and team!Wendy GowansWendy Gowans ★★★★★ Five Star By Name, Five Star by Nature!PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGABLE, EFFICIENT, AFFORDABLE.Professional from start to finish!! Not only did they get back to me straight away (Thank you Luke) with the quote and the details I asked for they provided a time slot to fit around the car availability according school/ kindy pickup times.They were competitively priced and knowledgableThe technician identified advice about an item we'd forgotten (after seeing our trailer) and adjusted the quote and facilitated approval before proceeding. He also very patiently and clearly provided an explanation about the work they did, to me and my husband.I was called 45 minutes before the technician (Thanks Ryan) showed up giving me time to clear all of the kids stuff of the back of the car!! Very convenient having them come to our place to carry out the installation.There were no hidden costs allowing me to budget for the works and I was able to pay with a card here at home!Thanks guys!! Has given me confidence to take our camper trailer away for our holidays with our kids, knowing it will be safe!Five stars well deserved!Dave HermanDave Herman ★★★★★ Great experience. Heavy Duty towbar for Holden SV6. Ryan phoned ahead of installation to reconfirm booking installation in driveway. I had contemplated installing myself, but after watching 5Star install I am glad I left it to experts.Steven TanSteven Tan ★☆☆☆☆ Doing 80 in express lane during peak hour traffic and holding up traffic what are you guys thinkingEddiezWRLDEddiezWRLD ★★★★★ Awesome job..very neat and professional fittingHeath PosgateHeath Posgate ★★★★★ Had a heavy Duty towbar installed on a Ford territory. Very happy with service and price and highly recommend to anyone 5star serviceBLINKR MELBOURNEBLINKR MELBOURNE ★★★★★ The team at 5-star towbars have been great to deal with. 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Ryan did a great job on the tow bar. Installation quality, communication and pricing was first rateJas.Jas. ★★★★★ Professional, fair price, excellent service, high efficiency and done in one hour. It was absolutely amazing! Thank you guys so much!Michael JohnstonMichael Johnston ★★★★★ Luke and Mark are brilliant. Got a towbar and brake controller installed about 6 months ago which all worked well. Picked the car up after a dealer service last week, and the controller had stopped working. After a long-shot call to Luke, the boys not only co-ordinated to fit me in to their schedule on the day, but Mark trouble-shot and resolved the issue in the amount of time it took to me order and eat my maccas brekky! Definitely lived up to their name.David MartynDavid Martyn ★★★★★ Great job today on my Mazda 6 will recommend them to any of my friends and familyThanks DavidDusan ZukicDusan Zukic ★★★★★ Amazing!!! 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