Buick SKYLARK 1997 Owner Manual

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Backing lip

Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand, Then. lo move the. trailer [II the Jeft. 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.

Making Turns

NOTICE:

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

When you're turning with a trailer. make wider turns than normal. Do this so your trailer won't stn‘lre soft shoulders. curbs. road signs. trees or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well

in advance.

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'I‘uru Signals When Towing a Trailer

The green arrows on your instnnnent panel will flash whenever you signal a tum or lune change. Properly hooked up. the trader lamps will also flash. telling other drivers you‘re about to nun. change lanes or stop.

When towing a trailer, the green arrows on your instrument panel wiil flash for turns even if the bulbs on Ihe trailer are be med out. Thus. you may think drivers behind you are seehrg your signal when Urey are not. "'5 important to check occasionally in he sure the trader bulbs are still working.

Driving On Grades

Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don't shift down. you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well.

On a long uphill grade, use the highest gear possible. lf you cannot maintain posted speeds. driving at a loner speed may help avoid overheating your engine and o‘ansaxle.

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