Tips to Stay Safe When Towing

Even if it’s something you’ve done hundreds or thousands of times before, towing can be extremely dangerous if you’re not careful. No matter whether you’re towing a camper, boat or any other trailer, it is vital that you pay attention. Therefore, here are a few basic towing safety tips to help protect you and your vehicle.

One of the most important aspects of towing safety is to never attempt to tow too heavy of a load. This means never exceeding your vehicle’s towing capacity and always using a trailer hitch that is both designed for your vehicle and rated to handle your trailer load. You’ll also need to make sure you don’t exceed the tongue weight or maximum load weight of your trailer itself, as this can also create hazardous conditions when driving.

Performing a visual inspection of all of your trailer components and testing your trailer brakes and lights before starting your trip is also essential to ensure everything is in working order. Ultimately, there are a huge number of things that could go wrong and potentially create hazardous conditions when towing. Therefore, it’s a good idea that you schedule a service check-up before towing to ensure your vehicle is in good shape.

At Umansky Motor Cars, our service center can quickly inspect your vehicle and perform any necessary maintenance or repairs to ensure you remain safe no matter what you’re towing.

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