GMC Terrain: Driving with a Trailer - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Driving with a Trailer

Towing a trailer requires experience. Get familiar with handling and braking with the added trailer weight. The vehicle is now longer and not as responsive as the vehicle is by itself.

Check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, lamps, tires and mirror adjustments. If the trailer has electric brakes, start the vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working.

During the trip, check regularly to be sure that the load is secure, and the lamps and trailer brakes are working properly.

    Pulling a Trailer
    Here are some important points: ○ There are many laws, including speed limit restrictions that apply to trailering. Check for legal requirements with state or provincial police. ○ Do n ...

    Towing with a Stability Control System
    When towing, the sound of the stability control system might be heard. The system is reacting to the vehicle movement caused by the trailer, which mainly occurs during cornering. This is normal wh ...

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    Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
    Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamp. Slide-on-rod feature Rotate the visor towards the side window and extend it rearward for additional sunlight coverage. Note: To stow t ...

    Playing an MP3 CD
    For vehicles equipped with the MyLink or IntelliLink infotainment system, see the separate MyLink/ IntelliLink Features and Functions Guide for more information. To play an MP3 CD, follow the same ...

    Drinking and driving
    Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Alcohol in the bloodstream delays your reaction time and impairs your perception, judgment and attentiveness. If you drive after drinking – ...