Auto parts and systems are the building blocks that come together to make automobiles function. Understanding how auto parts work together to form automotive systems allows drivers to confidently discuss automotive problems with their mechanics.
Whether it's a gigantic RV or a herd of draft horses, if you're looking to do some major towing, you need the right equipment. This not only includes a serious pickup truck and a sturdy trailer, but a hardcore hitch as well. Enter the goosenec
Most people who've driven a trailer have experienced at least a few heart-pounding moments when the trailer started to sway and they worried they might lose control of the vehicles. A weight distribution system can help.
If you're planning to tow a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you should learn how to do it safely and without damaging the towed vehicle's transmission or other components. So what are your options?
If you're planning to tow a two-wheel-drive vehicle, you should learn how to do it safely and without damaging the towed vehicle's transmission. Good thing you have a few options available.
Enclosed areas can get a little stale or even musty -- that trailer in your driveway is no exception. Trailer roof venting provides improved airflow when you're parked or while you're cruising down the highway.
Towing a trailer seems like a pretty straightforward task. But unless you're paying attention to some simple safety rules, you may be in for a rough time.
The harder your vehicle's engine works, the hotter it gets. If you're towing, your transmission is working harder, too. What can you do to prevent it from overheating?
When you tow a payload, you need to keep an eye on what's going on around you. What's the best way to use your mirrors when you tow?
Anyone who pulls a trailer knows that ratcheting straps, bungee cords and rope are necessary to properly secure any load. But how can you keep your tie-downs organized when you're not using them?
On the surface, towing seems simple. But if you're not careful, your load can get out of control, causing a serious accident. What should you know before you tow?
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?
Some weights associated with towing are fairly complex, but not every weight connected with towing is hard to calculate. In fact, some are remarkably straightforward -- gross trailer weight (GTW) is a good example.
If you've never had the experience of towing a trailer, then you probably don't know what tongue weight is. Sure, it may sound funny -- but to someone hitching up a heavy load, it's very serious.
Now it's your turn in the driver's seat to tow a boat, trailer or even another car. Suddenly, towing doesn't seem so simple, and you're worried about jackknifing. So how can you avoid it?
Like carrying added baggage, towing burns extra fuel. But maybe there's no other way to get the job done, or you just really need that getaway to the lake. Can you go green?
Do you know your vehicle's gross axle weight rating? That's all right -- not many people do. But if you're planning to tow a trailer, it's a good idea to learn your vehicle's GAWR.
If you ever plan to tow a trailer, it's a good idea to know the tow vehicle's gross combination weight rating. If you don't learn it, you could be in for some serious repair bills.
It's relatively simple to determine when you've added a little too much weight to your car, truck or SUV. But what if you were loading something much bigger -- perhaps a massive recreational vehicle?
You may think loading up your stuff into your family vehicle and towing with a moving truck is a cinch. But could a few tips prevent a disaster in your next road trip?
One of the most difficult things to do while towing a vehicle is to back up. In fact, you should avoid it if possible. So why is it so tough?
While some people are lucky enough to have lakefront or oceanfront property, the rest of the boating community are typically stuck transporting their boats -- often for many miles -- which usually means wheeling out the trailer and hitting the road.
Launching your boat can be a challenge, especially when you're being stared at by a crowd of fellow boaters waiting their turn at the ramp.
The majority of the driving population takes a lot of things for granted. Their vehicles speed up, slow down, back up and turn when they require them to, and with relative ease. But add a couple of thousand pounds onto the back, and things get a litt
If you're hauling precious cargo, your trailer's suspension better be good enough to give a well-cushioned ride. Have you checked your leaf springs?
No matter how much the kids are screaming and the wife is glaring, the answer to "Are we there yet?" while taking a trip with a trailer doesn't mean you can just give it a little more gas. Towing a trailer is tricky business, and more speed makes it
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