A Guide to Safe Towing

If you have items you need to tow behind your vehicle, it’s recommended to run a safety inspection before hitting the road. The first thing to establish is your vehicle’s maximum towing weight capacity. You will want to determine what the manufacturer’s guidelines are for maximum tow and tongue weight allowance. It you’ve verified that your automobile, the hitch, and the trailer are compatible, it’s time to move on to other safety considerations.

Run a safety inspection of the trailer itself to determine if it is road worthy and can safely carry the cargo. Include the tires and lug nuts. With the assistance of another, check the lighting system. Make sure the tail and brake lights as well as the turn signals are operational. It’s advisable to add towing mirrors to your vehicle for improved visibility.

Our service center here at Audi Chandler in Chandler, AZ is here to assist you with your towing inspection. Don’t hesitate to stop in and speak with a knowledgeable member of our team about any aspect of your vehicle’s maintenance.

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