Can I Increase My Truck’s Towing Capacity?

By Product Expert | Posted in Trucks on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 7:34 pm
2020 Jeep Gladiator hauling a boat

There’s something invigorating about hitching a trailer up to your truck and hauling it away. You get a sense of pride and accomplishment when you’re on the road. A successful trailer haul is usually the result of some hard work.

You and your truck do a lot of hard work to get things done. Sometimes your truck isn’t exactly up to the task though. If your truck isn’t powerful enough to haul something, then it might seem like you’re just out of luck.  There are some ways to get a little bit of extra performance out of your truck if you’re careful.

How to Increase Your Truck’s Towing Capacity

You want to find out what your truck’s towing capacity is and the amount you’re trying to tow first. If the difference is more than 1,000 lbs., then you should consider getting a new truck. When the difference is that big, there’s not much you can do to get your truck to be able to handle that. Trying to tow too much weight is pretty dangerous and can harm your vehicle.

A truck hauling a big boat

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You can do a few things to help upgrade your performance. A new exhaust system can help your truck perform a lot better. If you pair that with new air filters and a new programmer, then you’ll see even better performance out of your track. Your truck will also benefit from better brakes and a trailer hitch that is made for the load you’re trying to tow. Any upgrade to your truck’s engine will also help.


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If you need to upgrade your truck, then stop by Carville’s Auto Mart and see our great truck inventory. You can also call ahead with any questions and we’ll be more than happy to help out however we can.

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