GMC Terrain: Maintenance When Trailer Towing - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Maintenance When Trailer Towing

The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See this manual's Maintenance Schedule or Index for more information. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system and brake system. Inspect these before and during the trip.

Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight.

    Leaving After Parking on a Hill
    1. Apply and hold the brake pedal. 2. Start the engine. 3. Shift into a gear. 4. Release the parking brake. 5. Let up on the brake pedal. 6. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. ...

    Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
    The cooling system may temporarily overheat during severe operating conditions. See Engine Overheating on page 10‑20. ...

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    Flat tire
    The "Breakdown assistance" section () contains information and notes on how to deal with a flat tire. It also provides instructions on changing a wheel or mounting the spare wheel/emerge ...

    Front airbags
    Front airbags ...

    Seat belt pre-tensioners
    The seat belt pre-tensioners activate in conjunction with the SRS to provide additional protection in the event of a severe frontal impact. They automatically reduce any slack in a seat belt to re ...