TRAILER HITCHES

FULL SERVICE TRAILER HITCH INSTALLER IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Your trusted area Restyler since 1975

What Trailer Hitch Options Do We Offer ?

At Auto Trim Restyling, we offer full lines of top notch accessories and vehicle equipment. We offer trailer hitches and related equipment for all vehicle applications, whether its Car, SUV, Truck, RV, Heavy Duty, or Commercial. From simple bike rack applications to heavy duty towing, we’ve got you covered. Consult an ATR expert for all of your St. Louis Bike Rack, Trailer Hitch, and Tow Hitch installation needs.

Standard Hitches
Stealth/ Hidden Hitches
Brake Controllers/Wiring

What package is best for you ?

Standard Hitch

A standard trailer hitch is functional for most drivers out there. Complete with 1.25″ opening, these class 1 and 2 hitches will be compatible for bike racks, cargo carriers, and very light towing. Add trailer wiring if needed.

Class 2, 3, and 4 Hitches

Hitches in this category are meant for SUV’s and Trucks for either bike racks and accessories, or medium duty towing such as a boat or camper. These hitches have a 2″ opening, and have tow ratings between 2,000 and 7,500lbs.

Stealth Hitches

The Hitch meant to be hidden. Stealth hitch is perfect for anyone who wants to preserve the sleek look of their vehicle, with all the benefits a class 2 or 3 hitch has to offer. Available will all sorts of accessories to make your outdoor experiences easier.

Brake Controllers & Wiring

We offer trailer wiring for every hitch application. Whether its trailer wiring for your small SUV or a Brake Controller for your heavy-duty hauler, we’ve got you covered. Don’t take your nice trailer to someone without the experience. We have ASE certified 12-Volt electronics experts here to make sure the job is done correctly.

TRAILER HITCH FAQ

What is Tongue Weight?

Tongue Weight, also notated as “TW” is defined as the downward force that the tongue of a trailer applies to the hitch of the tow vehicle. In other words, the force the trailer tongue exerts on the hitch ball. Incorrect tongue weight can turn a good towing experience into a dangerous one. A too-heavy tongue weight may negatively impact vehicle handling, especially when rounding curves and taking corners. This is due to the fact that the front of the tow vehicle is being lifted up, reducing the weight on the front tires and thus their grip and steering effectiveness. Consult with an Auto Trim Restyling of St Louis Professional to determine your towing and tow hitch installation needs.

4 pin vs 7 pin Wiring, What’s the difference?

Trailer Wiring isn’t as complicated as it may seem. 4 pin wiring refers to the standard wiring that you would add for normal light duty towing. The 4 pins refer to the 4 outputs on the wiring harness, which consist of Ground wire, Running Lights, and Left + Right turn signals. A 7 pin trailer wiring harness adds outputs for Trailer Brake, Reverse lights, and an optional 12Volt connection as well as the other 4 outputs from standard trailer wiring. Because of these additional outputs, 7 pin trailer wiring installation is mostly used for heavy-duty towing, and only benefits those who are adding a brake controller to control trailer brakes.

Trailer Hitch Installation Near Me: Where should you have a hitch installed?

The decision of where to have trailering accessories installed isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Incorrectly determining tow needs based on GVRW, GAWR, Payload Capacity and other factors could be the difference between a happy vacation or a jack-knifed tow rig. Find a local trailer-towing expert to consult with to determine what you really need to have safe and happy travels.

‚ÄčAt Auto Trim Restyling, we’re truck people. We know what your truck can and can’t handle, and what you need to get the job done. Whether for work or for play, give us a call or stop in for all of your truck and trailer hitch installation needs.