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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    Stowage compartments in the rear
    Stowage compartment in the rear Do not sit or lean your bodyweight on the armrests when they are folded out as you could damage them. Close the cover of the stowage compartment before foldin ...

    Getting the spare tire and tools
    1. Open the lift gate. 2. Remove the cargo cover (if so equipped). (See “Cargo cover” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.) 3. Lift up the luggage floor board 1 (foldable or ...

    English and Metric Unit Conversion
    To change the display units between English and metric units, see Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 5‑23 for more information. ...