What is the First Thing to Check When Considering the Purchase of a Trailer?

At McSweeney Automotive we understand the impact that pulling a trailer can have on a vehicle. Even if you are merely moving a trailer from one part of Talladega, AL to another, the dangers involved with using too small a vehicle for too large a trailer are immeasurable.

Your initial inquiry should be your owner’s manual. Inside the manual you find specifications. Those specifications will tell you about the towing capacity of your vehicle — there is one essential item to consider. The Tongue-Weight Capacity determines how much weight your vehicle can safely pull. This is a sitting weight and does not include the forces created when traveling twisting roads up and down hills.

Your destination is also an important consideration as the roads to be traveled often limit your towing ability. Understanding the road and your towing capacity assures you of a safe family vacation.

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