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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    Keyless start backup
    If the vehicle has been unlocked using the emergency key blade or the Smart Key is not detected by the vehicle, it will be necessary to use the keyless start backup to disarm the alarm and start t ...

    About this manual
    • Before you operate your vehicle for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the information found in the chapters "Your Driving Environment" and "During Your Trip.& ...

    Air conditioning
    The vehicle is equipped with Electronic Climate Control (ECC). The climate control system cools, heats or dehumidifies the air in the passenger compartment. NOTE • The air conditioning can b ...