GMC Terrain: Towing with a Stability Control System - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: 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 when towing heavier trailers.

    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 ...

    Following Distance
    Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving the vehicle without a trailer. This can help to avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. ...

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    Headlights (models with HID headlights)
    High-intensity-discharge (HID) bulbs are used for the low beams of the headlights. These HID bulbs use an extremely high voltage. To avoid the risk of an electric shock that could result ...

    Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
    At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB&-3.5 or 3.511 in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopen ...

    Daily checks
    - Operation of lamps, horn, direction indicators, wipers, washers and warning lamps. - Operation of seat belts and brakes. - Look for fluid deposits underneath the vehicle that might indicate a l ...