Traveling Safely with a Trailer

From towing a horse across the country to bringing your work supplies to your next job site, trailers prove to be very useful. But even with all the advantages, we have to be mindful of how we drive our truck with a trailer. The team at Auto & Truck Accessories has a few, proven ideas on how to travel safely with a trailer.

Before you embark on your journey, we recommend performing a pre-trip check. Make sure your trailer is safely and properly connected to the hitch, along with all brake lights and signals are working as they should. If everything looks good, you are ready to go.

While you are out on the road, be cautious of how you make turns. Turns can be quite challenging to do with a trailer attached to your truck, so make sure you overshoot your turns. Don’t cut any corners, as you can put yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road at risk. Be aware of your trailer’s clearance as well. For instance, can you make it through that 12-foot tunnel approaching? As a final reminder, slow down and be cautious.

For trailer drivers, jackknifing is especially infamous. Most common when backing up, jackknifing is when the angle between the trailer and vehicle is less than 90 degrees. You can avoid this situation by never getting beyond an L shape.

Our team at Auto & Truck Accessories can make sure your truck and trailer are expertly outfitted for any and all of your adventures in Warren, MI and beyond. Not only can we figure out which product works best for you, but our team can effectively and efficiently install the accessory on your car. Call us today at (586) 693-4053, or visit our facility 8154 14 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093.


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