Towing a Trailer with your Vehicle

Towing

 

Before fishing season opener, now is a great time to inspect your vehicle and trailer that you will be towing. There are several parts and components that you will want to check on it. Doing so will help to ensure that the vehicle is ready for you to drive. The tires are an important part that you will need to inspect them regularly for your vehicle. Make sure that the tires are always inflated to the correct amount needed. You can find this in the vehicle owner’s manual, or we can advise you on it. Tires need to have the proper inflation, otherwise they are more prone to blowing out or picking up a nail.

Checking the Tires

Remember to check the tread on each tire as well. This will help you have better handling of your vehicle when you drive. If the roads are wet, poor tread will result in your vehicle not being able to be driven straight. Take a penny and place it in the groove of the tread. If you are able to see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn down. We can also check the tread wear for your vehicle as well. If you notice poor handling of the vehicle, this could also be a sign that the tread has worn down.

Towing a Trailer

The tires on the trailer will also need to be inspected. As the trailer sits, the tires can become damage from dry rot and not being in use. When the tires sit in one spot, it can cause them to develop a flat spot. This can also lead to damage with the rims. Remember that you will want to make sure that the trailer and vehicle are both inspected before towing a boat this spring.