Buick SKYLARK 1996 Owner Manual

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If 1if'oul Do Decide To Full A. Trailer If you do. here are some important points:

0 There are many different laws. including speed limit restrictions. having tn- do with trailer-hag. Make sure 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.

0 Osnsider using a sway eonlml, You can ask a hitch dealer about sway controls.

0 Don't tow a trailer at all during the first 1.000 miles [I 600 Ian} your new vehicle is driven. Your engine. axle or other parts could he damaged.

0 Tl‘mn. during the first 500 miles {BOD km} that you tow a trailer. don‘t drive over St] mph [80 ltnn'h]: and don‘t make starts at full Ihronle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.

«- Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer. Don‘t drive faster than the maximum posted speed for trailers {or no more than 55 mph ('90 kmfl'fl‘l to save wear on your vehicle‘s parts.

Three important considerations have to do with weight:

the weight of the trailer. the weight of the trailer tongue

and the total weight on your vehicle's tires.

Weight of the Trailer

How heavy can a lrailer safely hIe‘EI

It should never weigh more than LUOG lbs. (450 kg}. But even that can be too heavy.

It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example. speed. altitude. road grades. outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important And, it can also depend on any

special equipment that you have on your vehicle.

You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice. or you oan vrrite us at:

Buick Momr Division

Customer Assistance Center _ 902 E. Hamilton Avenue. Flint. MI 48550

In Canada. write to:

General Motors of Canada Limited Cusromer Assistance Center

1908 Colonel Sam Drive

Oshawa. Ontario L1H 8P?

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