towing

Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

Pro Trailer Backup Assist  -  in 2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150 Adds Fuss-Free Auto-Steering For Trailer Backup

If you’ve ever had to back a vehicle and trailer up into a tight space like a driveway, loading dock, or boat launch, you know that it really isn’t as easy as it looks. The trouble, of course, is that you don’t always turn the steering wheel the same direction to get your intended...Read More»

2014 GMC Terrain towing
Towing With Your Crossover SUV: The Basics

Towing a vehicle doesn't have to mean buying a full-size, body-on-frame SUV or truck. Most of today's carlike crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing--whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer. Unlike those big trucks, though, most drivers towing with a...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra
2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Adopt New SAE J2807 Towing Standards

When it comes to pickup trucks, towing capacity has the same importance that fuel economy has with hybrids or driving range has with electric vehicles. Unlike those examples, there has never been any standardization to determine how much weight a vehicle can actually tow. To rectify this, the...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2015 GMC Sierra HD, 2015 Chevy Silverado HD: First Details

While light-duty, full-size pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 satisfy the needs of the vast majority of pickup shoppers, so-called heavy-duty models fit exceptional needs: for commercial truck users, or those who need just a little extra when daily use depends on serious...Read More»

2013 Toyota 4Runner towing
Do You Know How Much Your Pickup Truck & SUV Can Really Tow?

It's a tale of drama and intrigue, of international affairs and high-stakes backroom business plots. We're not talking about the latest Hollywood thriller. No, we're speaking about the curious story of the J2807 towing test standard. It may not sound exciting -- especially compared to this...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
Family Car Advice: The Best SUVs For Towing

Families that tow and haul need the right vehicle for the weekend, and some of the full-size SUVs on sale now could be just the right solution. Aside from the usual full-size pickup trucks, some of the best vehicles for towing are these family-oriented SUVs: Chevrolet Tahoe With seating for up to...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Manufacturers Agree To Standardized Towing Tests For Trucks

Ask any truck fan who has the highest towing capacity, and you’re likely to get an answer that falls along brand affiliation lines. Ford guys will tell you that it’s the F-Series trucks you want, while Chevy guys will tell you that nothing out-performs their Duramax Diesel. Ram fans...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
U-Haul To Ford Explorer Owners: No Trailer For You!

The height of the Firestone-tire-failure-on-Ford-Explorers mess was 1998, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and Firestone. Since then, the Ford Explorer SUV has gone through three design revisions, including an all-new-from-the-ground-up redesign for the 2011 model year. Aside from...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Ford Truck App Offers Towing Tips For F-Series Owners

The first towing app for pickups is coming soon from Ford, but it's not the kind of app you're probably thinking of: it uses a built-in four-by-two inch screen to display information, checklists, and tips to help make towing easier. The app is exclusive to Ford F-Series trucks. Ford says more than...Read More»

Justin Kurtz, sued by T&J Towing for defamation on Facebook [via Mark Bugnaski, Kalamazoo Gazette]
Towing Company Learns About Barbra Streisand The Hard Way

Earlier this year, Justin Kurtz's car was towed. No big deal, right? Happens every day. Only problem is, T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, Michigan may have tampered with the car to justify its impounding. Kurtz claimed that T&J disconnected his Saturn's battery to prevent the car alarm from going...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Five Tips For Towing With Your New Truck

Towing is one of the best uses of a pickup truck, and one of the main things many buyers choose a truck over an alternative vehicle. But it's not as easy to tow safely and efficiently as just hooking up the rig and rolling down the road. These five quick tips will help you get the most out of your...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

policeman reaching into car
SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that policy, calling it unfair to illegal immigrants. Mayor Gavin Newsom, police chief George Gascón, and supervisor David Campos...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Driven: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

In TheCarConnection.com’s Bottom Line review of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, Rex Roy points out that the Hybrid is nearly as capable as its gasoline-only counterparts, able to tow a powerboat (up to 6,100 pounds). Though we didn’t have anything to tow, testing the Silverado Hybrid’s...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
2009 Chicago Show: Dodge Ram 2500 Takes Towing Seriously

According to Dodge, the heavy-duty segment contains about one-third of all full-size truck sales in the U.S. And buyers in the segment are said to be the most brand-loyal in the industry. So Dodge is taking aim at Chevy and Ford with its new Dodge Ram HD, introduced at the Chicago Auto Show and...Read More»

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