Hyundai Tucson: Driving your vehicle / Trailer towing

If you are considering to tow with your vehicle, you should first check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles to determine legal requirements. Since laws vary from state to state the requirements for towing trailers, vehicles, or other types of vehicles or apparatus may differ. Ask an authorized HYUNDAI dealer for further details before towing.

Remember that trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability, and fuel economy.

Successful, safe trailering requires correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. Damage to your vehicle caused by improper trailer towing is not covered by your vehicle manufacturer’s warranty.

This section contains many timetested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these are important for your safety and that of your passengers. Please read this section carefully before you pull a trailer.

WARNING

Take the following precautions:

Tire chains
Since the sidewalls of radial tires are thinner than other types of tires, they may be damaged by mounting some types of tire chains on them. Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended ins ...

If you decide to pull a trailer?
Here are some important points if you decide to pull a trailer: Consider using a sway control.You can ask a trailer hitch dealer about sway control. Do not do any towing with your vehicle dur ...

Other information:

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Eco Coach
• What is Eco Coach? Every 2.5 minutes, Eco Coach compares your fuel economy against the government tested average (EPA) or other similar Hyundai models (community), based on your preference. Each month, or after every tank fill up, Eco Coach rates your extended average and gives yo ...

Hyundai Tucson (LM) 2010-2015 Owners Manual: Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) supports the driver come down a steep hill without depressing the brake pedal. It slows down the vehicle under 5mph (8 km/h) and lets the driver concentrate on steering the vehicle. WARNING Always turn off the DBC on normal roads. The DBC might activate ina ...

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