Volkswagen of Stockton

3055 East Hammer Lane
Directions Stockton, CA 95212

  • Sales: (855) 399-7477
  • Service: (855) 399-1799
  • Parts: (855) 400-0420


Towing Basics for Safety

You should make sure of some safety basics before hitching your vehicle to a trailer or other towing load. You should make sure you have the right trailer hitch for your vehicle, and that the vehicle and trailer will support the load. You must check tires and be sure to balance the load. You can pack heavy objects first to keep the load's center of gravity as low as possible.

Stockton area drivers know that towing requires extra care and awareness of weight. Turning cannot be sharp or sudden, and you must try to avoid hard stops. Before traveling with a towed load, you should practice towing, get used to the extended mirrors, and get the feel of the trailer.

At our car repair and maintenance shop, we can help make your towing experience safe and productive. We can inspect to ensure that your towing setup meets the manufacturer's safety requirements. Our inspection includes tire pressure, towing weight, braking, and signal lights. Call or stop by for an appointment.

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