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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Towing Equipment

Hitches

Use the correct hitch equipment.

See your dealer or a hitch dealer for assistance.

  The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper.

  Will any holes be made in the body of the vehicle when the trailer hitch is installed? If so, seal the holes when the hitch is removed. If the holes are not sealed, dirt, water, and deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust can get into the vehicle.

Safety Chains

Always attach chains between the vehicle and the trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer to help prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch.

Leave enough slack so the rig can turn. Never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.

Trailer Brakes

Does the trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are installed, adjusted, and maintained properly.

Because the vehicle has antilock brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's brake system. If this is done, both brake systems will not work well, or at all.

Trailer Towing (Except Fuel Economy Model)
Before pulling a trailer, there are three important considerations that have to do with weight: The weight of the trailer. The weight of the trailer tongue. The total weight on your vehicle ...

Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical Equipment Notice: Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle or cause components to not work and would not be covered by the warranty. Always check with your dealer before ...

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Engine Heater
The engine heater, if available, can help in cold weather conditions at or below −18C (0F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Plug in the heater at least four hours before starting the vehicle. An internal thermostat in the plug end of the cord will prev ...

Rear Spring Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber. Remove the lower shock bolt. Refer to Shock Absorber Replacement. Using the tall jack stands, slowly lower the rear a ...

Air Conditioning Condenser Replacement (1.6L LDE, LXT, LXV, and 1.8L 2H0)
Removal Procedure Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging. Disconnect battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Remove air intake duct ...

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