GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

General Recommendations


If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. If a trailer is too heavy, the brakes could not work properly or even not at all. You and your passengers/loved ones could be seriously injured. Pull a trailer only if you have followed all the steps in your owners manual.

There are many different laws having to do with towing a trailer. Make sure your rig will be legal for not only your area, but wherever it is your planning on going. Contact your state or providence police department for regulations.

Ask your hitch dealer about sway controls.
Don't tow a trailer during the first 500 miles (800 km) of the cars life. This could cause serious damage to the vehicles powertrain.
In the first 500 miles (800 km) that you do tow a trailer DO NOT drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle.
Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight.

Your car is designed and intended to be used mainly to carry people. Towing a trailer will affect handling, durability and economy. Your safety and satisfaction depend upon proper use and correct equipment. You should also avoid overloads and other abusive use.

Information on trailer towing ability, special equipment required and optional equipment available should be obtained from your dealer.