How to Choose Your Trailer Hitch Installation Provider

A hitch installation professional getting ready to install a trailer hitch.

At U-Haul, we believe that anyone can tow – all you need is a trailer hitch installed on your vehicle!

Your trailer hitch not only connects to your vehicle, but also enables you to attach a cargo carrier or bike rack for even more versatility.

A trailer hitch can be installed by yourself at home, and we’ve developed instructional content for most vehicles that will guide you through a hitch installation (and wiring installation) – however, it’s a lot easier (and less time-consuming) to have a professional do it. Plus, you’ll know that it’s been installed correctly and safely!

That said, there are plenty of hitch installers out there. How do you choose the best one? We’ll highlight some of the reasons why millions of customers have trusted U-Haul with their trailer hitch installation since 1945.

What Should I Look for in a Hitch Installer?

If you’re looking for the #1 hitch installer in the game, then look no further than U-Haul and our team of experienced hitch professionals.

What makes us the best?

Expertise and Continuous Training

U-Haul hitch professionals are highly-skilled installation experts with knowledge ranging across all types of vehicles – even some you wouldn’t expect! They have a deep understanding of the installation process and undergo continuous training to stay updated on the towing industry’s latest trends, products, and installation techniques.

Safety, Compliance, and Quality Control

Safety is paramount in the towing industry, so U-Haul hitch professionals are well-versed in all relevant standards and regulations. Our team uses a rigorous quality control and inspection process to verify that every hitch installation complies with local and federal safety guidelines, ensuring that our customers stay safe on the road.

Customer Service

U-Haul hitch professionals work directly with customers every day – they will happily walk you through the steps of their installation, explain the towing capacity of their selected trailer hitch, identify the best hitch accessories for your needs, and thoroughly answer any other questions that you may have!

Product Knowledge

Our experts possess a deep knowledge of U-Haul’s towing and hitch-related products that allows them to guide customers towards informed buying decisions. After all, you only deserve the best! Whether you’re considering different types of hitches (ex. receiver hitches, fifth-wheel hitches), towing accessories (ex. ball mounts, wiring harnesses), or weight distribution systems, our hitch professionals have you covered.

Problem Solving

With U-Haul’s extensive training and unique catalog of installation resources, our hitch professionals are well equipped to troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise during or after your hitch installation. This could involve diagnosing wiring problems, addressing compatibility concerns, or making subtle adjustments to optimize your vehicle’s towing performance. Whatever happens, they’ll be sure to keep you updated throughout.

Responsibility and Accountability

U-Haul hitch professionals take pride in their work. Our experts work tirelessly to uphold U-Haul’s commitment to quality and reliability, and they also maintain detailed records of all hitch installations – this means that all modifications are documented for our customers’ review.


At U-Haul, we understand that every vehicle and towing situation is unique, so our hitch experts will aim to accommodate any special requirements for a customer’s hitch installation. That’s also why U-Haul developed its custom trailer hitch program -- our senior engineers design hitches for vehicles that would otherwise be unable to tow. We truly believe that anyone can tow!

Hitch Installation Cost

Aiming for the cheapest installation possible isn’t exactly a great idea when it comes to a trailer hitch. You’ll be towing heavy items on the road with other drivers, so overall safety should be your top priority.

On average, a hitch installation can cost anywhere between $100-600 depending on the price and availability of all the necessary parts. This is just one of the many reasons why U-Haul is regarded as the best choice for your installation – we let you choose specific parts from a range of compatible options, so you’ll never be surprised by the cost of your installation.

When you start your reservation online for a hitch installation with U-Haul, we’ll first ask for the year, make, and model of your vehicle. This allows us to assembled a package that includes:

  •  A hitch
  • A ball mount
  • A hitch ball
  • The ideal wiring type
  • A pin and clip

This package will include our Hitch Pro’s Choice selections which are chosen to maximize your vehicle’s towing capabilities, but you’re welcome to edit these items based on your own cost preferences.

Your relationship with U-Haul’s hitch professionals won’t end once your hitch is installed either! All hitches sold and installed at a U-Haul center come with the option for a lifetime warranty plan that guarantees you a replacement hitch with no limitations on damage – this comprehensive coverage applies to collisions, corrosion, accidental overload, jackknifing, and more. Best of all, this warranty only costs $5 flat! There’s also a wiring service plan available that covers the repair or replacement of your wiring setup for up to two years, and that one’s only $10.

Trailer Hitch Installation Near Me

Another big factor when deciding where to have your trailer hitch installed is how close the location is. Fortunately, this is where U-Haul shines once again – we have 1,500+ installation centers spread across North America, so you’re guaranteed to find a location near you!

After you’ve chosen your preferred parts from our preset package, you’ll be shown 10+ U-Haul locations in your area based on the zip code you provide. Each location result will display the center’s address, hours of operation, and latest customer reviews. You can also select your preferred installation time at whichever location you choose.

Same-Day Trailer Hitch Installation

If you’re not one to plan ahead, don’t worry – U-Haul offers same-day walk-in installations as well! Almost all U-Haul locations are open 7 days a week and 364 days a year (except for Christmas), meaning that any day can be the day you decide to get a trailer hitch installed on your vehicle.

U-Haul is your one-stop shop for any trailer and hitch accessory needs. We offer top-of-the-line products from leading brands like Curt, Draw-Tite, B&W, Reese, Yakima, Thule, and more! Whether you’re hauling bikes, boats, cargo, or even other vehicles, U-Haul will make sure that you have the perfect towing setup to get the job done. Start your hitch reservation today!

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