Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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Do not tott-r a trailer if your vehicle is eqUipped With the 2.3 Liter, L4 engine.

Your car can tow a trailer if it is equipped with the

ELI Liter Wt engine and proper trailer towing equipment. To identify what the vehicle trailering capaCity is for your vehicle. you should read the information in “Weight of the Trailer" that appears later in this section. But trailering is different than just driving your Vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling. durability. and fuel economy. Successful, safe traileriag takes correct equipment. and it has to be

used properly.

That‘s The reason for this part. In it are many time~tested. important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these are important for your safety and that of your passengers, So please read this section eurefuily before you pull a trailer.

Losdapulling components such as the engine. Lransasle, wheel assemblies. and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is

required to operate at relatively higher speeds and under

greater loads, generating extra heel. What's more. the trailer adds considerably to wind resistanoe, increasing the pulling requirements.

If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer

If you do. here are some important points.

0 There are many different laws. including speed limit restrictions. having to do with trails-ring. Make sun: your rig will be legal. not only where you live but also where you‘ll be driving. A. good source for this information can be state or provincial police.

it Consider using a sway wntrol. You can ask a hitch dealer about sway controls.

I Don't tow a trailer at all during the first IDDCI miles {I titlfl krn} your now which: is driven. Your engine. axle or other parts could be damaged.

I Then+ during the first 500 miles [300 km} that you tow it trailer. don‘t Lil‘l ve over it] mph LED ltntlh} and don‘t maize starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.

II Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer. Don‘t drive faster than the maximum posted speed for trailers {or no more U131: 55 mph {90 15311th to

save wear on your vehicle's parts.

Three important considerations have to do with weight:

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