When you tow a trailer or boat, you will want to make sure that everything is working correctly. Having the vehicle that will be doing the towing, inspected, is important. This way you will have an increase in the safety and reliability for your vehicle. Regular maintenance inspections is a good way to help keep the vehicle in the best condition possible. If you are not sure on the schedule, make sure that you contact us so we can advise you on the schedule for the parts.
Parts to Check before Towing a Boat
The brakes of the vehicle will have to be inspected before you tow. When you travel with towing something, you will need more stopping distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. If the brakes are starting to wear out, slamming on them with that much weight behind can cause them to fail. You will also want to remember not to ride the brakes when you drive. This can lead them to overheat or cause other issues with your vehicle. If traffic is heavy, the best thing to do is to slow down and take your time.
Check the Tires
The tires will also have to be inspected. You will want them at the correct air pressure, especially if you are towing something. Tires that tend to be over inflated will have an increased chance of picking up objects like nails or sharp objects. If a tire is under inflated, then it has an increased chance of blowing out when you are driving. This can lead to further damage with the vehicle. Also make sure the tread of the tires is inspected. The tread grips the surface of the road when you drive, reducing any sliding that might happen. If it rains and the tread is low, you will have a more difficult time handling the vehicle when you drive. If you are not sure the condition of the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.