towing

 

During the spring and summer, you may want to tow a trailer behind your vehicle. This could include a boat, another vehicle, or even a camper. You will want to make sure your vehicle is in the best operating condition so that it will be able to tow it efficiently and without any issues. If there is an issue with the vehicle, ignoring it will only make it become a bigger problem. Always contact us so that we can inspect the vehicle for you. When there is a problem that we notice, this will help give you time to have it repaired and resolved as soon as possible.

Check the tires before towing

The tires will need to be inspected on your vehicle before towing a trailer. They should be at the proper air pressure. Tires that are under inflated or over inflated can lead to poor fuel mileage of your vehicle. You can also increase the chance of the tire blowing or it picking up sharp objects on the road. Also check the tread wear of the tires as well before driving. If the tread is low, then the vehicle will have poor traction and grip while on the road. You can check the tread by placing a penny upside down in the groove of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tread has worn.

Inspect the electrical system

Also remember to make sure that the electrical system is working correctly. You will want to taillights, brakes, and blinkers to work properly. If the trailer is not hooked up correctly to the vehicle, then the lights will not work on it. This can decrease your safety because drivers around you will not know which direction you are turning or if you have to apply the brakes suddenly.