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Towing Tips and Tricks

Oct 5


It can be difficult to move heavy and bulky loads, such as a camper or boat trailer, down the road. Towing an automobile with another set of wheels behind it is quite different from driving one by itself. There are many things you need to consider when towing. You can make your ride uncomfortable or bumpy, and possibly shift or damage the load you are towing. However, bigger and more serious issues could lead to accidents or injuries to other drivers and cause injury to yourself and others. You may reach out to a roadside towing service for your work.

Five tips for safe towing

Phoenix towing company provides safe towing for your stuff and vehicles. 

Let's learn towing tips and tricks;


  • Know your towing capacity

It's important to understand the towing capabilities of your vehicle, whether it is a car, truck, SUV, or recreational vehicle. No matter how powerful or large your engine is, towing too much weight can lead to a host of problems. First, consult the owner's guide of your vehicle. This will give you precise numbers about how much weight you are allowed to tow.


  • Right Tow Vehicle

Towing any trailer is only possible if you have the right tow vehicle. Your F-150 may be capable of moving a 30-foot toy hauler loaded with toys, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is the right vehicle for your job.


You need to know a few numbers and read the owner's manual of your tow vehicle in order safely and securely tow. You must ensure that the trailered weight does not exceed the vehicle's maximum tongue or maximum weight-carrying capability unless your vehicle has a weight-distributing hitch or sway control device or both, as specified in the owner's manual.


  • Check your tires.

This applies to both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Handling can be affected if tires aren't properly inflated. Underinflated tires can cause rolling resistance which will make the engine work harder, consume more fuel, and increase tire temperatures. This could lead to a blowout. For proper towing vehicle inflation, refer to the tire pressure label located in the driver's doorjamb. Also, make sure you check the speed rating of your trailer and tow vehicle tires so that you don't exceed them while on the road.

  • Synchronize Your Brakes

As the lighting systems of the tow vehicle's trailer and tow vehicle must operate simultaneously, the brake systems also need to work simultaneously. First of all, many state laws require that towed vehicles must have separate braking systems. This helps the tow vehicle not to have to do all of the work when it comes time to apply the brakes.


  • Slow down!

Sometimes, we all need speed. A natural rush can be felt by pressing the accelerator pedal hard and feeling the car accelerate. Many of us will remember that feeling if we've ever ridden in powerful sports cars. For towing, excessive speed is not what you want to feel.


Due to the extra weight and length of a towed car, you'll be traveling faster, which can make things more dangerous. Speeding up will cause trailer sway to increase behind you, making it more difficult to stop quickly and reducing the chance of fishtailing or flipping.