Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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Trailer Brakes

Does your trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follonr the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be able to install. adjust and maintain them properly. Because you have anti-lock brakes. do not try to tap into your vehicle‘s brake syslem. if you do. both brake systems won‘t work well. or at: all.

Driving with a Trailer

Towing :1 trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Before setting out for the open road. you’ll want to get to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the fee] of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you an:

driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself.

Before you start. check the trailer hitch and platform [and attachments}. safety chains. electrical connector. lamina. tires and mirror adjustment. [f the trailer has electric brakes. start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to he sure the brakes are working. This let-t you check your electrical connection at the same time.

During your trip. check occasionally to he sure that the load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working.

Ftfllowing Distance

Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you Iwould when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This

can help you avoid situations dist require heavy braking and sudden turns.


You‘ I] 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 lune,

Backing Up

Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then. to move the trailer to the Iei't+ 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.


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