Just because your truck or SUV has an engine with an enough to power to tow doesn’t mean it’s ready. If you want to get your vehicle completely prepared to tow, there are a few things you need to do first. Luckily, our Toyota Service Center and Toyota Parts Department can get your truck or SUV souped-up and ready to tow.
Get towing tips from our Toyota Service Center!
Before you start to hook up your trailer or camper, make sure you’ve got all the equipment you need for a proper tow setup! For safe towing your vehicle should have a tow hitch and receiver as well as a tow bar. You are also required to have the correct wiring that allows you to have working brake lights and turn indicators on the item you are towing. Never just attach an item to the back of your vehicle using chains or ropes as it can cause severe damage to the body of your vehicle or even the frame.
Tow like a pro thanks to our auto service center in Orlando!
Having the right equipment and set up are just the first steps! We’re sharing even more towing preparation tips that will ensure for a more successful and smoother towing experience.
- Have the oil changed in your vehicle at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando. When your truck or SUV is towing something heavy, your engine is working extra hard to deliver enough power to tow. Protect your engine with a fresh Orlando oil change. With new oil running through your engine, you can ensure the mechanics of it will not get gummed up or stuck.
- Rotate your auto tires or have them replaced. For more stabilization while driving and towing, you need tires with enough tread to keep traction on the road. Over time, tire tread wears which leads to less traction and hazards like hydroplaning or spinning tires. For the safest drive, bring your car in for our Orlando Toyota service technicians to rotate, balance, inflate or replace your tires if need be.
- Check the lights on your truck or SUV. Before you get out on the road while towing, make sure the headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn indicators all work on your vehicle. This is important so you know that not only will you be able to see others, but also they will be able to see YOU!
Our Orlando Toyota Parts Department can help you as well! If you’re towing something particularly wide like a camper or big boat, consider buying and installing towing mirrors. These bigger mirrors stick out further and allow for a wider field of vision. Maximum visibility is important and towing with large blind spots is dangerous for you and other motorists on the road.
If you want to get seriously ready to tow, visit our Toyota Service Center in Orlando before you go! To schedule a Toyota service appointment, give us a call at (888) 945-0493 or come by at 3575 Vineland Rd., just off of I-4!
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