Driving Safely with a Trailer

■ Things You Need To Know Before Towing a Trailer

• Have the trailer properly serviced and keep it in good condition.

• Make sure that all the weights and load in the vehicle and trailer are within limits.

• Securely attach the hitch, safety chains, and other necessary parts to the trailer.

• Securely store all the items in and on the trailer so that they do not shift while driving.

• Check if the lights and brakes on the trailer are working properly.

• Check the pressures of the trailer tires, including the spare.

■Towing Speeds and Gears

• Drive slower than normal.

• Obey posted speed limits for vehicles with trailers.

Automatic transmission models

• Use the a trailer on level roads. position when towing
a trailer on level roads.

■Turning and Braking

• Turn more slowly and with a wider turning arc than normal.

• Allow more time and distance for braking.

• Do not brake or turn suddenly.

Parking

In addition to the normal precautions, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer's tires.

■Driving in Hilly Terrain

• Closely watch your high temperature indicator. If the indicator remains on, turn off the heating and cooling* system and reduce speed. Pull to the side of the road safely to cool down the engine if necessary.

Automatic transmission models

• Shift to the transmission shifts frequently. position if the
transmission shifts frequently.

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