Safe Towing Practices You Should Remember

Perhaps you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to do it. You are buying that boat you’ve been wanting. There are a few important steps to take between the decision to finally realize the dream and getting it safely to shore to embark on it. One of them is determining whether your vehicle can handle towing the extra weight.

If you check your owner’s manual, it will provide you with the exact specifications for your vehicle, including load and tongue weight capacity. It’s recommended to follow these guidelines, so you avoid problems down the road. Another safety aspect of your vehicle’s towing is the hitch. Confirm that the one you choose is designated to fit its bumper as well as carry the appropriate load. Moving to the trailer, inspect all parts of it, including the tires, wheels, and lug nuts. Once you’ve established the load concerns, you can turn to the lights and mirrors.

We would be more than happy to assist you with any part of your tow package project, including inspection. Feel free to stop by Stearns Ford Inc. when you’re in Burlington, NC to speak with a knowledgeable member of our service team.

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