Jeep Liberty: Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recommended:
вЂў Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles (805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle or other parts could be damaged.
Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as possible:
вЂў Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer and that is will not shift during travel. When trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the driver to control. You could lose control of your vehicle and have a collision.
вЂў When hauling cargo, or towing a trailer, do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
вЂў Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for turning corners.
вЂў Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in PARK. Always, block or chock the trailer wheels.
вЂў GCWR must not be exceeded.
вЂў Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized (This requirement may limit the ability to always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a percentage of total trailer weight).
- Towing Requirements вЂ“ Tires
- Towing Requirements вЂ“ Trailer Brakes
- Towing Requirements вЂ“ Trailer Lights And Wiring
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