The Basics Of Trailer Towing: Town & Country Ford’s Essential Tips

January 22nd, 2021 by

Towing causes an uneasy feeling in many, uncertainty in some, and a disregard for critical criteria by others. This is because most people don’t understand what it takes to tow a trailer. And honestly, it can be confusing. So, ultimately what ends up happening? They hook up a trailer, load their belongings and supplies as they see fit, and ignore the importance of many details.


Understanding The Basics

You increase the overall weight of your vehicle when you attach a trailer. Make sure your designated vehicle is able to handle what you want to tow. You can do this by checking your vehicle’s owner manual or visiting your dealership for an expert to go over these details with you.


Towing Your Trailer: Essential Tips

  • Double Check: Make sure you do a thorough walk-around of your vehicle and trailer before you get on the road. Check your connections, chains, and lighting twice before driving away. This will put your mind at ease and will make sure you didn’t overlook anything.
  • Take It Slow: Leave yourself enough space for braking with a trailer than without. Keep an eye out for brake lights if brake lights are visible ahead. It is better to slow down sooner than later to avoid unsafe braking at highway speeds. 
  • Be Gentle: When you have a trailer hitched to your vehicle, make sure every move you take is done with careful consideration. For example, you cannot change lanes as quickly with a truck and a trailer as you would be able to with a standard sedan. Whether it is the safety check, merging into traffic, or backing your trailer, do everything slow and carefully.
  • Never let your guard down, and be aware of your surroundings. Do that, and you will enjoy any trailering experience.


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