Tips for Towing a Vehicle

If you have a larger SUV or van, chances are you use your vehicle to tow trailers and recreational vehicles. Proper towing involves paying attention to a few rules, including paying attention to towing weight limits listed by the manufacturer for your vehicle. Exceeding the manufacturer's recommended weight will make your vehicle's transmission work harder and can also result in other damage that you'll need to address at a qualified car repair and maintenance facility.

Prior to towing, make sure that you install a hitch that fits your vehicle. Secure all connections and do a safety inspection to ensure that everything is in good working order. Other important things to check include making sure trailer lights are engaged and working properly and that your working brake, tail lights and turn signals sync with your main vehicle.

If you have any questions about towing with your vehicle, the technicians at Kia of Sussex in Newton, NJ will be glad to provide you with additional information.

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