Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Parking on Hills

You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on a hill- If enmething goes wrong. your rig could start to move. People can be injured1 and both your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged.

But if you ever have to park your fig on a hill. here's how to do it:

I. Apply your regular brakes. but don‘t shift into “P" [Park] yet.


3. 1\i'tt'hen the wheel checks are in place, release the regular brakes until the cheeks absorb the load.

4. Reap-ply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake. and then shift to “P“ {Park}.

5. Release the regular brakes.


Have someone place ehoeks under the trailer wheels.

When You Are. Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill

!. Apply your regular baskets and hold the pedal down while you:

I Start your engine:

0 Shift into it gear; and

I Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Dri ye. slowly until the trailer is clear of the checks. 4. Stop and have someone pick up anti store the checks.

Maintenance When Trailer Towing

1fruit vehicle will need service more often when you‘re pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things that are especially important in trailer opemLitm are automatic transaxle fluid (don't oyerfili}, engine oil. belt. cooling system. and brake adjusmm Each of these is covered in this manual, and the index will help you find them quickly. if you're trailering. it's a good idea to review these sections helme- you start your trip.

Cheek peri ndieally to see that all hitch nuts and hotts are tight.

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