Things to consider when buying a trailer to tow vehicles

Things to consider when buying a trailer to tow vehicles
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At Brian James Trailers, we have over 40 years’ experience designing and building high performance trailers. Our heritage is in motorsport - an industry where reliability and performance are key and we’ve become recognised as the first choice for car trailers.

Whether you’re in professional automotive logistics or looking to move a track car around the country, you’re going to need a reliable trailer. With a multitude of options on the market, finding the right trailer can be a challenge. Here are some considerations to help you find the right one.

Are you moving one vehicle, or different ones?

 If you’re a professional vehicle mover you’re going to need maximum flexibility in the types of cars you can transport. You’ll also need to balance size and weight of vehicles with the size and weight of your trailer. The T Transporter is designed for the professional logistics market and can carry up to 2600Kg. It’s available in different lengths and widths and with two or three axles.


If you want to carry high value cars then one of our enclosed trailers will offer ultimate protection from adverse weather and prying eyes.

Take our Race Transporter 6 for example - the twin side doors, pedestrian doors and front/rear hatches make access easy. LED lighting makes visibility a priority in low light conditions while a four camera option enables 360° vision for all round visibility and safe manoeuvring. There’s an extensive choice of options enabling you to personalise the trailer for your needs whether it’s for transporting a classic, exotics or for motorsport.


If you have a track car and are looking for an open trailer, our A Transporter range certainly fits the bill. Again, this is a class leading trailer seen at circuits up and down the country and like our other trailers is available in different sizes and widths.

What tow vehicle will you be using?

 Every car has a maximum towing weight. If the towing vehicle has a maximum permitted towing weight of 2500Kg, then you are only allowed to tow a combined weight of up to 2500Kg with the weight of the trailer and the vehicle that’s on it combined. So, check the limit of the tow vehicle and the car you want to load before choosing a trailer. The weights of all our trailers are listed on our website configurator and the weights auto-adjust taking into account any options you add on.

What options do I need?

 Our range of optional extras can significantly boost your towing experience. Assistor ramps, tilt beds, and winches can all be fitted to ensure loading goes as smoothly as possible.

Find out more.

 The trailers mentioned above are just examples of our car trailers. There are plenty of others to choose from. The website has lots of information about sizes, weights and options. Use the configurator to build your own trailer. 

Brian James Trailers has an international network of experienced dealers who will be happy to help you choose the best trailer for your needs and answer any questions you might have. Contact details for dealers are also available on the website.