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Precautions for the use of tow rope


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The tow rope is generally made of cloth tape, steel wire and nylon rope, with lengths (3M-10M)


The tow rope is generally used for the temporary towing of the malfunctioning vehicle.

Correct operation:

1.Locate the trailer hitch position behind the towing vehicle and in front of the towed vehicle.The position of the trailer hook of many vehicles is designed in the lower part of the bumper, and the position is generally marked in the vehicle user manual. The owner can also find hidden spaces by observing the front and rear bumpers,the position covered by the round or square cover is the position of the car trailer hook.

2.The trailer hooks of some cars are split and need to be assembled during use. After removing the cover on the bumper, assemble the hook that comes with the car.

3.Whether you choose a soft or hard trailer tool to install the trailer tool, you must ensure that it is firmly and reliably connected to the car hook during installation. The tow hook is designed with a safety lock and needs to be locked in place. Check the front and rear connections again before driving the trailer. A soft tow rope without towing hooks on both ends should be tied with a slip knot when in use. If the tow rope is pulled with great traction after the knot is tied, it will be difficult to untie the tow rope.

4.The trailer starts with 1 gear to ensure that the large torque provides sufficient traction. At the same time, the trailer needs to control the speed of the vehicle to maintain a stable driving, and increase the power output when a slight resistance is felt. For manual gear models, avoid violently lifting the clutch pedal and start slowly with semi-linkage to avoid damage to the car.

Matters needing attention:

1.Towing tools with eye-catching colors should be selected, such as yellow, blue, fluorescent green, fluorescent red, etc. If the color is not eye-catching, you can hang colored cloth strips on the trailer tool. Try to use tow ropes with reflective materials when towing at night to increase the warning effect. The towed vehicle must turn on the fault light. If the light cannot be turned on due to lack of electricity, there must be a striking sign, such as a “troubled vehicle” on the rear of the vehicle, to remind the vehicles behind to avoid. When driving, both front and rear vehicles should turn on double flashing warning lights and drive along the outermost lane. You can also paste a "trailer" sign behind the towed vehicle to signal other vehicles to drive carefully.

2.The towing tool should be installed on the same side of the trailer hook position of the front and rear vehicles. If the faulty vehicle is the left hook, then the tractor should also choose the left hook to ensure that it drives straight after being on the road. And when installing the trailer hook, it is necessary to check afterwards to ensure that the tow hook is installed tightly, so as to prevent the tow hook from popping out and hurting people during use.

3.Pay attention to the communication and cooperation between the front and rear cars. There are many knowledge about trailers, among which the cooperation between the front and rear drivers is very important. Drivers in front of the trailer should establish a reasonable driving route to avoid complex road conditions and congested roads. If there is no walkie-talkie as a communication tool, you need to agree on the communication signals for starting, decelerating, turning, up and downhill and other operations before going on the road, so that the front and rear car controls are consistent.

4.Control the safe distance between cars. In order to prevent rear-end collision when using tow rope tow, it is necessary to master the distance and speed of the vehicle. Generally, the length of the tow rope is about 5 to 10 meters, so the distance between the vehicles should be controlled within the effective range of the tow rope to keep the tow rope in a tensioned state. Experts remind that the speed of the tow truck must be controlled below 20 km/h.

5.An experienced driver should control the car behind, while a less experienced driver should drive the trailer in front. When driving, the trailer must control the speed of the vehicle, keep it stable, and don't go slow or fast. Do not drive at high speed even if the road in front of you is flat and straight. When parking, you should choose a wide area, honk the horn or notify the following car with a gesture, then slow down and move to the side to continue driving. When it is judged that the following car has reached the side of the road, stop slowly.

6.Slopes and bends are flexible to deal with potential hazards. The hazard coefficient of the trailer on the downhill section is obviously increased, and different methods should be adopted according to different road conditions. If the ramp is very long, you can untie the rope and let the two cars slide down separately; if the ramp is not long, hang the rope downhill, don’t step on the brakes of the car in front, and step on the brakes lightly to keep the rope tight. . When encountering a curve, the two cars should turn on the lights in advance as much as possible. It is advisable to take a large circle, and avoid sudden braking. When passing a narrow bend, you should drive along the outside of the road to prevent vehicles behind from driving out of the road.

7.When the tow rope is towing the car behind, pay attention to whether the road surface is smooth, otherwise it will cause a huge tensile impact to the tow rope and break.


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