Kia Sportage: Trailer towing / Safety chains

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2023) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Trailer towing / Safety chains

You should always attach chains between your vehicle and your trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch.

Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching safety chains. Always leave just enough slack so you can turn with your trailer. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.

Hitches
It's important to have the correct hitch equipment. Crosswinds, large trucks going by, and rough roads are a few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: W ...

Trailer brakes
If your trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure it conforms to your state’s regulations and that it is properly installed and operating correctly. If your trailer weight exceeds the ...

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