Buick LaCrosse: Driving on Grades - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Driving on Grades

Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before starting down a long or steep downgrade. If the transmission is not shifted down, the brakes might have to be used so much that they would get hot and no longer work well.

The vehicle can tow in D (Drive).

Use a lower gear if the transmission shifts too often.

When towing at high altitude on steep uphill grades, engine coolant boils at a lower temperature than at normal altitudes. If the engine is turned off immediately after towing at high altitude on steep uphill grades, the vehicle could show signs similar to engine overheating.

To avoid this, let the engine run while parked, preferably on level ground, with the transmission in P (Park) for a few minutes before turning the engine off. If the overheat warning comes on, see Engine Overheating.

    Turn Signals when Towing a Trailer
    The turn signal indicators on the instrument panel flash whenever signaling a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps also flash, telling other drivers the vehicle is turni ...

    Parking on Hills
    WARNING! Parking the vehicle on a hill with the trailer attached can be dangerous. If something goes wrong, the rig could start to move. People can be injured, and both the vehicle and the t ...

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    Control Buttons(radio with CD and Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
    The buttons used to control the radio are: RADIO/BAND: Press to turn the radio on and choose between AM, FM, and XMв„ў, if equipped. Menu Knob: Turn to navigate the available menus. TUNE: T ...

    To Open And Close The Hood
    To open the hood, two latches must be released. 1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. Hood Release Lever 2. Then lift the secondary latch located u ...

    Towing Equipment and Accessories
    Towing can require a variety of equipment, depending on the size of your trailer, how it will be used, how much load you are towing, and where you tow. Discuss your needs with your trailer ...