If you drive a Chevrolet truck or SUV and plan to do any towing, you need to prepare your vehicle before you hit the road. Read these tips to make sure you are safe and secure before you start towing with your Chevy model.
Check your tires
Towing puts additional pressure on your tires. Check the tire pressure and the condition of all the tires on your vehicle and on your trailer. If your trailer has been stored outside, inspect the tires carefully for dry rot or cracking.
Keep up with maintenance
Towing makes your vehicle work harder than usual. To help avoid any potential engine problems, make sure your Chevy is up to date with its maintenance. This should include an oil change, the condition of your brakes, transmission fluid, and engine coolant.
Check your hitch
Make sure the ball on your trailer hitch is the size you need for the coupler on your trailer. One major cause of towing accidents is incorrectly sized hitch balls.
Just like any other driving situation, you need to be prepared for potential problems. You need at least one spare tire for your trailer along with a lug nut wrench that fits your trailer’s wheels.
Don’t forget safety chains
Always attach the trailer safety chains before your start driving. Cross them in an X shape underneath the hitch instead of running them straight. When they are crossed, they will hopefully catch the trailer tongue instead of it falling into the road, if the hitch should fail.
Get a closer look at the Chevy models that can help with your towing needs at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.