While towing is a relatively simple operation, safety measures must always be observed or it can become dangerous or even deadly to other motorists on the road.
First, ensure that the procedure involves the proper use of safety chains. Safety chains are required by law so using them not only keeps everyone safe, it also keeps everything legal. When using safety chains during towing, it is important that the chains cross under the tongue of the trailer. If for any reason the trailer were to become detached from the hitch, those chains will prevent the trailer from falling to the ground and away from the tow vehicle.
On the other hand, the safety chains should be loose enough for the driver to be able to make turns while towing. But of course, you don’t want them so loose that they drag on the ground because that creates another major towing hazard.
Also check if the brake lights, taillights and turn signals of the towed vehicle operate in sync with the vehicle being driven. While towing, it is critical for the vehicles behind you to know when you are braking, turning, or using your headlights. It is actually required by law. Special wiring harnesses are generally supplied with a trailer that should hook into the wiring of the tow vehicle. If your trailer does not have such wiring harness, they may be purchased separately at most auto parts stores.
A hauling vehicle must also not tow anything that exceeds its maximum tow capacity. There are actually two very good reasons for this. The first is that the hauling vehicle can get damaged, and second, should the drive train fail and it’s towing something in an inclined position — well, you get the picture!
Finally, make sure that whatever it is be towed, everything must be secured properly. Shifting loads can cause severe problems while towing. And in the worst case scenario, an unsecured load may simply fall off and cause you real headaches, as well as endanger other motorists.
To make the towing process easier and safer, it is best to get a professional towing company that provides state-of-the-art equipment to guarantee damage-free towing to anywhere you need to be.
Safely transporting cargo from point A to point B without untoward incident is a relatively simple if you get the right towing service.
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