Hyundai Santa Fe: Maintenance when trailer towing - Trailer towing - Driving your vehicle - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2019 Owner's ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Maintenance when trailer towing

Your vehicle will need service more often when you regularly pull a trailer. Important items to pay particular attention to include engine oil, automatic transaxle fluid, axle lubricant and cooling system fluid. Brake condition is another important item to frequently check. Each item is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If youre trailering, its a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip.

Dont forget to also maintain your trailer and hitch. Follow the maintenance schedule that accompanied your trailer and check it periodically. Preferably, conduct the check at the start of each days driving. Most importantly, all hitch nuts and bolts should be tight.

CAUTION

  • Due to higher load during trailer usage, overheating might occur in hot days or during uphill driving. If the coolant gauge indicates overheating, switch off the A/C and stop the vehicle in a safe area to cool down the engine.
  • When towing check transaxle fluid more frequently.
    Parking on hills
    Generally, if you have a trailer attached to your vehicle, you should not park your vehicle on a hill. People can be seriously or fatally injured, and both your vehicle and the trailer can be dama ...

    If you do 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 hitch dealer about sway control. Do not do any towing with your car during its first 1 ...

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