How Do I Tow a Trailer in Winter?

The best thing about having a truck is it feels like there is nothing holding you back. You can go wherever you want, whenever you want. You’re the go-to person if people need something towed or hauled. It’s a pretty big responsibility to take on.

One of the most important tasks a truck takes on is hauling trailers around. The truck is the vehicles that is best equipped to take on this task. As winter’s chill begins to creep in, now is a good time to think about the precautions you need to take when the snow hits.

How to Tow Safely in the Winter

The first step you should take is equipping your trailer with the right set of tires. Winter tires will help your trailer handle the conditions better, which is key to making sure nothing gets damaged. Trailer brakes will also help maintain stability on the road. Trailer brakes give you more control when things get a bit slippery on the snow and ice. Taking things slow and steady is always a good plan, but it’s even more important when you’re pulling a trailer.

Maintaining momentum while you’re driving is also helpful. When you’re hauling extra weight, keeping your momentum is going can help prevent getting stuck in deep snow or ice. You also want to avoid using cruise control. Road conditions change and other drivers might slow down expectedly, so it’s a good idea to give some space between cars instead of riding bumper to bumper.

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Trucks and SUVs are great at hauling trailers, but you still need to be careful out there. There are a few great trucks at Carville’s Auto Mart that are ready to take one the winter woes. If you have any questions, then pleases give me a call and we’ll be more than happy to help however we can.