Although you might not plan to ever drive commercial trailers, you never know when knowing how to drive with a trailer might come in handy. If you’re planning on moving or trying to transport anything bigger than will fit in your car trunk, knowing how to drive safely with a trailer will be helpful.
Check out these tips on how to drive safely with a trailer:
- Act as if you’re driving an SUV. Your trailer is now an extension of your vehicle, making it bigger and bulkier than ever. Make sure you have plenty of room before passing another vehicle and take into account that your trailer will swing out further than your vehicle does.
- Know your vehicle’s maximum tongue weight (the weight that your vehicle’s hitch can bear). Make sure that your vehicle and your trailer are a good match. If the trailer is too heavy for your vehicle to tow, use a different vehicle!
- Check trailer lights. When backing up or driving on the road, it’s essential that your trailer’s lights are operating so the rest of the people on the road know when you’re turning or going straight.
These are just a few tips to help you drive safely with a trailer, but we encourage you to do your own research and check out some of the other resources on the web to learn how to drive safely with a trailer! Driving with an experienced driver is always a good idea, and don’t forget that practice makes perfect.
If you’re looking for a trailer to rent or would prefer some help getting your cargo from point A to point B without driving a trailer yourself, call Tow Pro at 888.695.1555 for help! We also offer 24/7 emergency roadside assistance and plenty of equipment rentals.
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