Is your car, truck, or SUV ready to tow? You may think it is because it has a powerful engine that churns out a lot of horsepower and torque, but that’s not necessarily the case. You should always take steps to ensure your ride is REALLY ready to tow, and that includes bringing it in for Orlando auto service! Our Toyota Service Center is prepped and ready to help – we can take all the steps necessary to get your ride ready to tow the heaviest of loads!
Is your vehicle ready to start towing? Our auto service center can help you decide!
The first step our Orlando auto service techs will take to ensure your vehicle is ready to tow is to make sure it has the proper equipment. This means a tow bar, tow hitch receiver, and the proper wiring to have working brakelights and turn signals on your trailer. You CANNOT just hook stuff up to your bumper with ropes and start towing – you will definitely do damage to your car. Possibly structural damage, which means very costly auto repairs in Orlando!
Next, they’ll probably check your fluids (mostly your oil and transmission fluid). When you tow, your car is working overtime to pull both itself and the weight behind it. This means things get pretty hot under the hood, so your ride needs tools to keep things cool! This means getting an Orlando oil change at our auto service center and possibly even changing the type of motor oil you use to one that’s specifically designed for towing. You may also want a supplemental transmission cooler to help keep your transmission cooled down!
Toyota of Orlando can get your ride prepped and ready to hit the road with a tow
Our techs will also check your tires! You’ll need proper traction and inflation to be able to tow properly, so our auto service techs will check both and also look for signs of wear and tear and weakness. After all, your tires will also be working harder when you’re towing, so make sure they’re in the right shape to do so! We offer affordable car tire replacement if you’re in need of a new set, and our techs can rotate, balance, and reinflate your tires if need be.
One other thing our auto service techs in Orlando will look over before you head out to tow are your lights and mirrors. Sometimes when you tow a large item behind you, you can’t get full visibility – that’s where tow mirrors come into play. They’re extended and longer than normal mirrors, so you have a wider field of vision. You’ll also need to ensure that your trailer is wired correctly so it reflects your brake lights and turn signals in its own lights. You need to let other drivers know where you’re headed, and it’s also illegal to drive a trailer that doesn’t indicate your movements. Our auto service center can check things over for you!
Think you want to get towing and looking for Toyota service to seal the deal? Call Toyota of Orlando today at (866) 945-0493. We’re open seven days a week, and we’re here to help!