Whether you're towing trailers, boats or recreational vehicles, there are some safety regulations and guidelines that should be observed. See the Towing Guide for all towing articles.
For towing, what's more important, horsepower or torque?
How can a 5,000-pound truck tow 10,000 pounds?
Is It Possible to Increase the Towing Capacity of a Truck?
How Rigid A-frame Tow Bars Work
How Trailer Bearing Protectors Work
How Drop Hitch Receivers Work
Could the Barnacle Windshield Blocker Replace Boot Wheel Clamps?
How RV Towing Safety Works
It's always terrible getting a boot clamped onto your ride. But this new idea for car immobilization sucks — literally.
By Chris Opfer
You might think towing an aerodynamic trailer would cause you less pain at the fuel pump than pulling around a box on wheels; but that's not necessarily the end of the story.
How do you know what RPM to run if you want more power? Better towing? Better fuel efficiency. Find all the answers in this comprehensive gear ratio and tire size chart.
One can easily understand why car enthusiasts spend so much time debating the advantages of torque versus horsepower. The debate boils down to one question: Would you rather simply have the work done or done quickly?
When you're moseying down the highway with a heavy trailer hooked up to your truck, there are a dozen things that could go wrong. But don't worry about your tires going flat yet: The biggest culprit in towing trouble is you.
Dead weight and towed weight are terms that describe the maximum amount of weight that your vehicle can safely tow. There is a difference between the two, but that difference depends on your trailer hitch.
By Josh Clark
For impassioned towers among us, the debate over towing with an automatic or manual transmission is enough to start a riot. So it's not that heated, but it is a serious point to consider if you're going to haul a heavy load down the highway.
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.
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.
By Josh Clark
Heavy-duty items that get towed along roads in your community are limited to huge trucks, right? If you're not aware of your vehicle's towing capacity or of how heavy your innocuous load is, you might heaving a load better left to a semi.