Be Sure to Follow Safe Towing Practices

Perhaps you’ve decided that you would like to purchase a boat to enjoy your trips to the lake. One of the aspects of that purchase that’s important to consider is how you’re going to tow it. The first thing you need to do is verify what your vehicle’s towing capacity is. That’s accomplished by checking the owner’s manual.

Compare their recommended limits with what you intend to purchase. If the boat you’re considering is too heavy for your vehicle, you’ll need to either look at the lighter boat or upgrade your vehicle. Once you’ve achieved weight compatibility, the next step is to make sure that the hitch is designed for your specific vehicle and is properly installed. You do not want to run the risk of the trailer disengaging from the hitch while on the road. Also, inspect the trailer itself, and confirm that all aspects of it are functioning as they should be. That includes checking tire tread and pressure as well as the lug nuts.

Don’t hesitate to bring your towing system into our service center at Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh. We’re here to perform a final inspection and make sure you are road worthy.

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