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Got questions about towing products? We have answers!
Towing with your vehicle can be a pleasurable experience. With the right towing products, towing accessories and overall set-up, you’ll likely find yourself towing more often, and with less effort, than you ever thought possible. Advance Auto has the quality auto parts and towing products you need.
What do I need to know about trailer towing before I select a towing hitch?
There are three key pieces of information needed before selecting towing hitches:
What type of trailer towing hitch do I need?
Hitches are classified based on the maximum weight they can tow. The more weight a towing hitch can handle, the higher its class. Check the next page for a listing of class to weight breakdown.
What is a ball mount?
This is the unit that slides directly into the hitch receiver on one end and holds the ball on the other end. Using a ball mount with the correct amount of drop or rise will ensure the trailer is level behind the tow vehicle.
Need help selecting a ball for trailer towing?
When buying a ball for your trailer hitch, there are five key considerations in getting the right one.
How do I measure how much drop or rise is needed for towing hitches?
Start by measuring the distance from the top of the hitch receiver to the ground. Then measure the distance from the top of the inside of the trailer coupler to the ground with the trailer level. Subtract the height of the trailer from the height of the hitch; this is the amount of drop needed in your ball mount. If your trailer is higher than your hitch, subtract the hitch height from the trailer height to find the amount of rise needed in your ball mount.
Need some towing accessories?
Questions about trailer towing safety?
Here are some important things to remember:
The right towing products and towing accessories make all the difference. Get the right towing components for your vehicle!
For more information on how to use the trailer products and trailer accessories you’ve selected, be sure to stop by the Consumer Education display in the front of your Advance Auto Parts store.
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