Maintenance When Trailer Towing

The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See this manual's Maintenance Schedule or Index for more information. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system, and brake system. It is a good idea to inspect these before and during the trip.

Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight.

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    Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, repla ...

    Storing Button Memory Positions
    To save positions into Button Memory: 1. Adjust the driver seat, seatback recliner, both outside mirrors, and adjustable pedals, if available, to the desired driving positions. 2. Press and hold ...

    Tire Sealant
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