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5 Tips For Safe Towing Before You Find A Used Truck For Sale

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5 Tips For Safe Towing Before You Find A Used Truck For Sale

Whether you’ve been hauling trailers for a while or you’re about to depart on your first family camping trip, towing is something you should take seriously when considering a used truck for sale. To haul a trailer behind a truck, drivers need to develop new skills to adapt their driving. As a used car dealer near Goshen, IN, we at USA-1 understand that safety is one of the most critical elements to consider when you’re towing. For this reason, we wanted to provide you with a list of five tips for safe towing. Take a look below for these helpful tips before you find a used truck for sale near you. 

 

1. Check All Tires, Including Trailer Tires

There are a few things that are essential to prepare before towing something. One of the most important things to check is your tires since they will support your vehicle and trailer during a trip. Most people will check the tires on their vehicle; however, they will overlook the tires on the trailer. It’s vital that you inspect all tires for wear and pressure levels. Your towing vehicle will also require a higher tire pressure for towing, as indicated in the owner’s manual. 

 

2. Ensure Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Is Up To Date

If you purchase a used truck for sale, an important factor in sustaining the life of your truck is periodic maintenance. This is especially important with used trucks near you, as they are older and may have more components that need to be repaired or maintained. Towing also puts an increased amount of stress on your vehicle; therefore, it is always a good idea to ensure that all vehicle components are working correctly before hauling something heavy.  

 

3. Check All Lights

A trailer’s electrical wiring system must be properly connected before departing; otherwise, the lights will not work, and drivers behind you will have no indication when you are turning or braking. In order to ensure proper connections, you should always inspect the trailer wires by hand. The wires should be loose enough to turn without getting disconnected from your truck, yet not so loose that they touch the road. Ideally, you should check the lights with a partner, ensuring that the running lights, brake lights, hazard lights, and turn signals are all functioning properly. 

 

4. Ensure Proper Trailer Connections

When you find a used truck for sale, some of the trucks will come with factory-installed tow hitches. However, some trucks won’t have these pre-installed hitches; therefore, you need to find the right hitch size for your trailer. If you purchase a truck with our USA-1’s used car dealer near Goshen, IN, our experts can assist you in finding the right hitch for your trailer. You can also contact your nearest trailer rental company, and a professional will be able to assist you in finding the right size hitch.

 

5. Use Caution When Driving

When driving a truck with a trailer, it is important to understand that you must adapt your driving accordingly. Because most trailers provide a lot of extra weight to a truck, you should use caution with the way you drive. You should strive to make wide turns and allow longer following and stopping distances. It is also best to stay in the right lane unless you need to pass someone. Our knowledgeable staff at USA-1’s used car dealer near Goshen, IN, can also help 

you practice these safe driving techniques during your test drive. 

 

Don’t hesitate to visit us at USA-1’s car dealership near Goshen, Indiana, to find out more about towing for specific trucks. If you are interested in purchasing a vehicle, we also offer financial services to buy here pay here near Goshen, IN. 

 

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