Towing Guide for Your Safety

When you need to tow a trailer, it’s advisable to make sure the entire tow package is road worthy. The first consideration is to determine that your vehicle is capable of carrying the extra weight. Using the manufacturer’s guidelines, establish that the trailer and added cargo fall within those specifications. If your vehicle, the hitch, and the trailer are all compatible, check for other safety issues.

Inspect the trailer to make sure that it’s capable of towing the load. Remember to verify the tires and lug nuts are in good working order. Move on to the lighting system. With the assistance of another, check the tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals. If you can add tow mirrors, they will improve visibility.

We’re happy to assist you with your vehicle’s safety inspection. Stop in to DCH Audi Oxnard in Oxnard, CA and speak with a knowledgeable member of our service team. We’re here to help you with all areas of your vehicle’s maintenance.

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IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.

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