What You Should Know About Towing Capacity
Properly loaded trailer should distribute weight evenly, with no more than 60% of the total weight on the hitch and 40% on the axles. It is also important to consider the type of vehicle you will be towing with, as different vehicles have different towing capabilities. For example, a pickup truck may have a higher towing capacity than a sedan or SUV. When car towing, it is important to also consider the added stress on your vehicle's brakes, transmission, and suspension. It is recommended to have your vehicle serviced before towing to ensure that it is in good condition and able to handle the added weight. It is also important to be aware of any towing laws and regulations in your area, as these can vary by state and country. Make sure to comply with any weight limits or licensing requirements to ensure a safe and legal towing experience. In summary, understanding your vehicle's towing capacity and being aware of weight distribution, vehicle type, and towing laws and regulations is crucial for a safe and successful towing experience.