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Whenever you are towing another vehicle, or being towed, make sure the chain or strap is sufficiently long and strong. Attach the chain securely at a point on the frame, shipping tie-down slots are provided on the front and rear of you car and should be used. Never attach a chain or strap to any steering or suspension part. Never try to start the vehicle when being towed, it might run into the back of the tow car. Do not allow too much slack in the tow line, the towed car could run over the line and damage to both cars could occur. If you car is being towed by a tow truck, the towing speed should be limited to 50 mph (80 km/h) with the driving wheels off the ground. If it is necessary to tow the car with the drive wheels on the ground, speed should be limited to no more then 35 mph (56 km/h) and the towing distance should not be greater than 50 miles (80 km).
Your vehicle may be towed by a wrecker from the front or rear as outlined in the following paragraphs. A 4 in. (102mm) x 4 in. (102mm) x 48 in. (122cm) wood pacer blocks and T-hook chains are required for proper towing to prevent damage to your vehicle. This equipment is commonly found on commercial wreckers. For flatbed towing, T-hook chains are required to prevent damage to the driveline or suspension components.
J-hook chains should not be used under any circumstances or your vehicle may be damaged.
As a general rule, vehicles should be towed with the driving wheels off the ground. To tow your vehicle in this manner, release the parking brake and place the transmission shift lever in the NEUTRAL position. Towing speed is limited to 50 mph (80 km/h) on smooth roads and 35 mph (56 km/h) on rough roads.
If it is necessary to tow a vehicle with an automatic transmission with the driving wheels on the ground, the transmission must be in proper working order. To tow your vehicle in this manner release the parking brake, place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL position and clamp the steering wheel in the straight ahead position with a steering wheel clamping device designed for towing service use. Do not exceed 35 mph (56 km/h) and a distance of 50 miles (80 km) or transmission damage could result.
If it is necessary to tow a vehicle with a manual transmission with the driving wheels on the ground, do not exceed 55 mph (88 km/h) but the distance is not limited. When ever towing from the rear, chains must not be attached forward of rear suspension arms or directly to the rear suspension arms. This could result in vehicle damage.