Why is it Important to Consider Safety When Towing?

When towing a trailer, safety is of the utmost importance, and you'll need to make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the job. There are a few factors that you'll need to consider. From your own vehicle and your own abilities to the trailer and its load.

One of the most important factors when it comes to picking a trailer is weight. You should always make sure that your vehicle can support the weight of the trailer. You can find your vehicle's maximum towing capacity by checking the owner’s manual for your vehicle. Weight distribution is also an incredibly important factor. If your trailer's load is distributed unevenly, it can cause an accident on the road. The same is true if your tires aren't properly inflated.

If you'd like to use your vehicle for towing, and you're in the Hampton, VA area, stop by the auto service center here at Wynne Ford today, and we can provide a safety inspection, ensuring that your vehicle is ready to tow.

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