Buick PARK AVENUE 1994 Owner Manual

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the trailer brakes so you‘ll be able to instali. adjust and maintain them properly. Because you have anti-lock brakes. do not try to tap into you vehicle's brake system. [1' you do. both brake systems won‘t work well. or at all.

Driving with a Trailer

Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Brion: setting out for the open mad. you’ll want to get to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is now a gland deal longer and not nearly so responsive as your vehicle is by itself.

Before you start1 check the trailer hitch and platform. safety chains. electrical connector. lights. tires and mirror adjustment. it' the trailer has electric brakes. start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time.

During your trip. check occasionally to be sure that the load is secure. and that the lights and an y trailer brakes are still working.


Following Distance

Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns.


You‘ll need more passing distance up ahead when you're towing a trailer. And. because you're a good deal longer. you'll need to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can retum to your lane.

Backing Up

Hold the bottom ol" the steering wheel with one hand. Then. to move the trailer to the left. just move that hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right. move your hand to the right. Always back up slowly and. if possible. have someone guide you.

Making Turns

When you‘re turning 1.tvith a trailer. make wider turns than normal. Do this so your trailer won‘t strike soft shoulders. curbs. road signs. trees. or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance.

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