Honda Accord: Driving Safely with a Trailer - Towing a Trailer - Driving - Honda Accord 2013-2018 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Driving Safely with a Trailer

• Things You Need To Know Before Towing a Trailer

• Have the trailer properly serviced and keep it in good condition.
• Make sure that all the weights and load in the vehicle and trailer are within limits.
• Securely attach the hitch, safety chains, and other necessary parts to the trailer.
• Securely store all the items in and on the trailer so that they do not shift while driving.
• Check if the lights and brakes on the trailer are working properly.
• Check the pressures of the trailer tires, including the spare.


In addition to the normal precautions, place wheel chocks at each of the trailer's tires.

• Towing Speeds and Gears

• Drive slower than normal.
• Obey posted speed limits for vehicles with trailers.

• Use the position when towing a trailer on level roads.

• Use the • Turning and Brakingposition when towing a trailer on level roads.

• Turning and Braking

• Turn more slowly and with a wider turning arc than normal.
• Allow more time and distance for braking.
• Do not brake or turn suddenly.

• Driving in Hilly Terrain

• Monitor your temperature gauge. If it nears the red (Hot) mark, turn off the heating and cooling system*/climate control system* and reduce speed. Pull to the side of the road safely to cool down the engine if necessary.

• Shift to the  position if the

• Shift to the transmission shifts frequently. position if the transmission shifts frequently.

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