Buick LaCrosse: Driving with a Trailer - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: 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 trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, lamps, tires, and mirror adjustments. If the trailer has electric brakes, start the vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working.

During the trip, check regularly to be sure that the load is secure, and the lamps and trailer brakes are working properly.

    Pulling a Trailer
    Here are some important points: • There are many laws, including speed limit restrictions that apply to trailering. Check for legal requirements. • Do not tow a trailer at all during the ...

    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 nor ...

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    Reclining Seatbacks
    Reclining Seatbacks WARNING! Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job when reclined like th ...

    Deactivating DISTRONIC PLUS
    There are several ways to deactivate DISTRONIC PLUS: •► Briefly press the cruise control lever forwards 1. or•► Brake, unless the vehicle is stationary. When you deactivate ...

    Headlamp Aiming
    Headlamp aim has been preset at the factory and should need no further adjustment. However, if the vehicle is damaged in a crash, the headlamp aim may be affected. Aim adjustment to the low-beam head ...