Towing Port Of Miami: Towing Capacity Information

Towing capacity, sometimes called maximum towing capacity, is the maximum allowable weight that a vehicle can tow. Towing capacity is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can usually be found in the owner's manual. Some towing hitches' towing capacity exceeds that of certain cars and trucks, but that is because hitches can often fit on many different types of tow vehicles. Always follow the auto manufacturer's designated towing capacity to prevent damage to your vehicle. A Superior Towing Port Of Miami uses the information about towing capacity to ensure that your vehicle will be transported safely.

It is critical that you understand your vehicle's maximum towing capacity before you begin towing. If you exceed the manufacturer's rated capacity you are creating an unsafe driving situation, and you are very likely to damage your vehicle's engine, transmission, rear axle, brakes and wheel bearings, and you will void the manufacturer's warranty.

Your best means of determining your vehicle's towing capacity is to read your vehicle's owner's manual and to compare the information there with the certification plate on your driver's door sill. The owner's manual will provide detailed instructions and limitations, usually accompanied by tips for safe towing.