What should I do before towing a trailer?
No matter what size engine you have in your car, it’s capable of towing at least a lightly loaded trailer. However, there are some important steps that should be taken before you get on the road. Here’s what you need to know:
Double check the tire inflation on the trailer.
Make sure the the coupler and trailer ball are at the right height. The back end of the trailer should not sag, or sit higher than the ball and hitch.
Check the lights on the trailer and that they work on concert with your car’s brake lights, taillights and turn signals.
Make sure your cargo is correctly tied down.
Don’t tow a trailer during the first 500 miles on a new engine.
During the second 500 miles on a new engine, don’t exceed 45 MPH when towing.
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