Buick ROADMASTER 1996 Owner Manual

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During your trip. cheek occasionally to he sure 11131 the load is secure. and that the lamps and an},r trailer brakes are still working.

Following Distance

Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle wiLhflut :1 trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns.


You'Ll need more passing distonee 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 return to your lane.

Backing Up

Hold the bottom of Lhe swring wheel with one hand. Then. to move the trailer to the toil, just. move martian-:1

to the left. To move the trailer to the righL, move your hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible. have someone guide you.


hfaking Turns


Milking var-3r sharp turns while troiiering could

cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged. Avoid making via-r5 sharp turns while trailering.

When you’re hinting with a trailer. moire wider trims than normal. Do 1his so your trailer won‘t strike soft shoulders. curbs. road signs. trees or other (injects. ilwnilil jerky Ur sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance.

Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer

When you mu.- 3 trailer. your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher andrnr extra wiring. Greek with your Buick denier.

The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up. Ihe trailer lamps will also flash. telling orher drivers you' re about to turn. change lanes or stop.

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