Before you decide to use your vehicle for towing, you need to know its maximum towing capacity. The manufacturer indicates a standard rated capacity, wherein it is best to follow. If you go beyond what is recommended, you might be at risk of accidents waiting to happen.
Setting aside the dangers it can cause to people, towing a vehicle that is too heavy can also damage your truck. You put your brakes, engine, rear axle, wheel bearings, and transmission. In addition, this would make the manufacturer's warranty invalid.
If it is your first time to buy a tow vehicle, do some research about its towing capacity. Preferably, choose a tow truck that is capable of hauling a larger capacity than what you originally planned.Continue reading