TOWING CAPACITY INFORMATION

Towing capacity information can help to ensure that you're fully aware of the different factors affecting your vehicle while it is towing. Make sure that you're towing safely by checking out all of the different towing capacity information.
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How Oversize Loads Work

We've all got dreams. Yours is to move your double-wide trailer to a plot of land in the desert. How will you truck your oversize load from the trailer park to the Mojave?

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  • How Torque Converters Work

    How Torque Converters Work

    Cars with an automatic transmission have no clutch that disconnects the transmission from the engine. Instead, they use an amazing device called a torque converter. Find out all about the torque converter. See more »

  • How will towing affect my gas mileage?

    How will towing affect my gas mileage?

    Just like you need extra energy to carry a backpack loaded with textbooks, your car requires extra fuel to tow heavy cargo. So how will this weight affect you at the pumps? See more »

  • Is it possible to increase the towing capacity of a truck?

    Is it possible to increase the towing capacity of a truck?

    When the Eagles sang "Take It to the Limit," they weren't referring to your car's towing capacity. There's a rating that defines how much weight your car can handle. Heed this magic number, and you'll be taking it easy on the highway. See more »

  • What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?

    What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?

    Pickup trucks come in all sorts of sizes and options -- big ones, small ones, short ones and tall ones. Understanding all the choices and lingo can be confusing. So what does half-ton truck really mean? See more »

  • What happens to a truck if it tows more than its capacity?

    What happens to a truck if it tows more than its capacity?

    You must make sure that your cargo is light enough to tow it safely. You risk transmission damage and traffic accidents when you exceed your vehicle's towing capacity. See more »

  • What is the most commonly towed item in the world?

    What is the most commonly towed item in the world?

    On a long road trip, it can be easy for your mind to wander. When the audio book isn't holding your attention, the trailer full of horses might give you pause. What's the most commonly towed item in the world? See more »

  • Will towing a trailer damage my vehicle?

    Will towing a trailer damage my vehicle?

    If road tripping were an Olympic sport, you'd be a gold medalist. You've got your CDs, your maps and an iron stomach to withstand diner food. The only kink in your plan? You're pulling a trailer. See more »

  • How Force, Power, Torque and Energy Work

    How Force, Power, Torque and Energy Work

    You find references to force, power, torque and energy all over the HowStuffWorks site. Learn what these terms really mean and how they relate to one another. See more »

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