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5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Hitch

A towing hitch is one of those things that most people don’t think about until they wish they had one. Maybe you’re like most people and you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t have a trailer, why would I need a hitch?” But hitches offer many benefits to your vehicle, and therefore should be a valued addition. Here are 5 reasons why you should get a hitch.

Bike Rack

While most people associate hitches with trailers, there are actually several benefits to owning a hitch. Bike racks can be attached to many hitches, allowing for easy transportation. Have you ever tried to put your bicycle inside of your vehicle? It’s difficult. Thankfully, if you obtain a hitch, you can enjoy taking your bike wherever you go!

Your Current Hitch Is Rusty

A big reason to purchase a hitch is to replace a current hitch that’s either worn out or rusty. While hitches are built to be durable, they wear out over time just like everything else. One of the main uses of a hitch is to tow heavy items like trailers, boats, or vehicles. 

Naturally, over time the hitch can become weakened, bent, rust, or worn. If this is the case, it is in your best interest to replace your hitch as soon as possible. This will prevent malfunctions on the road which could result in accidents.


Another option is to obtain a cargo attachment that hangs on the hitch like a shelf, providing more storage space for your extra golf shirts! In order to utilize this unique tool, be sure to look into your car’s towing capacity. Smaller cars need smaller hitches, limiting the total weight they can tow.

Check with your car’s manufacturer to identify how much weight your car can tow and then you can purchase your hitch accordingly. This will help keep excess strain off of your car during the towing process.

New Car

One reason to get a hitch is simply that not all cars come with one! If you recently purchased a new vehicle, getting a hitch is a great idea. With so many uses, it’s better to get one now than down the road when you need it.

Additional Stability

When you think of hitches, perhaps you visualize large vehicles like trucks and SUVs. However, hitches can be attached to smaller vehicles as well. This is especially beneficial when taking a smaller car on a road trip. Smaller cars have limited cargo space, often requiring you to strap luggage to the roof. 

With a hitch, you can better secure your rooftop luggage by giving it a strong anchor point. Tying down objects like kayaks, paddleboards, lumber, or ladders can be difficult without a strong anchor point. Hitches work perfectly to secure your rooftop cargo by offering stability and security.

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GEN-Y Hitch Limited Lifetime Warranty

This Limited Lifetime Warranty covers defects in the materials or workmanship of All GEN-Y manufactured products and is limited to the repair or replacement of the product by GEN-Y Hitch. The decision as to whether the solution is replacement or repair shall be at GEN-Y Hitch’s sole determination. This Limited Lifetime Warranty is provided only to the original purchaser and applies only to the original installation.


All rubber components for TORSION-FLEX Hitches are assured for 5 years from the date the unit was purchased.

Click HERE to purchase a TORSION-FLEX Lifetime Warranty  

This Limited Lifetime Warranty Warranty is expressly IN LIEU of any other express warranty and is further IN LIEU of any implied warranty, including, but not limited to, any implied WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE except as may otherwise be required by applicable Federal or State law at the time the hitch was manufactured.

This Limited Lifetime Warranty does not cover the following:

  • normal wear and tear 
  • the finish on the product  →  wear around the shank of the hitch, the ball mount & the pintle saddle is inevitable and should be expected with normal use of the hitch due to metal on metal contact from trailer couplers / lunette rings
  • replacement of the product by any person or entity other than GEN-Y Hitch
  • any consequential or incidental damages including, but not limited to: commercial loss, loss of time, loss or damage to personal property, lodging, meals or other related travel costs or any other incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of the product, the inability to use the product or for any other reasonable delay in performance under this Lifetime Warranty
  • service or labor charges for:
    • installing the product 
    • removing the product
    • returning the product to GEN-Y Hitch or replacing the product by anyone other than GEN-Y Hitch
    • damages caused by abuse, neglect, misuse, misapplication, overloading or improper installation, improper maintenance, repair, negligence or acts of God
    • alteration of the product in any way other than by GEN-Y Hitch
    • failure to utilize the product in compliance with it’s User Manual
    • failure of any product to which the GEN-Y product was attached

GEN-Y Hitch shall not be held responsible for any or all “compatible parts or products” being used or being utilized for towing with or around a GEN-Y Hitch product. GEN-Y Hitch products shall never be altered in any circumstance or for any reason and will void any warranties if done so.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Limited Lifetime Warranty gives you specific legals right, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The laws applicable to any litigation, dispute, mediation, arbitration, or any claim whatsoever arising from the sale, purchase, or use of the product shall be the laws of the State of Indiana, without regard to rules pertaining to conflicts of law. The exclusive jurisdiction for deciding any claims, demands or causes of action relating in any way, from the sale, purchase, or use of the product shall be with the courts of the Circuit or Superior Courts of Elkhart County, Indiana.

Changes in the Design of and/or Improvements to GEN-Y Hitch products and substitution of parts or components

GEN-Y Hitch reserves the unrestricted right at any time and from time to time to make changes in the design of and/or improvements upon GEN-Y Hitch products without thereby imposing any obligation upon itself to make corresponding changes or improvements in or upon GEN-Y Hitch products already manufactured. GEN-Y Hitch further reserves the right to substitute parts or components of substantially equal quality in any warranty service required by the operation of this Limited Warranty.

If your GEN-Y product was involved in an accident, do not continue to tow with it. There may be structural damage to the hitch that you cannot see that could result in product failure