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Towing With Your Mazda CX 9? Busting the Common Towing Myths

The new Mazda CX 9 is a fantastic family vehicle, great for those road trips and holidays. Unfortunately, if you plan on taking a caravan, boat or trailer, you may worry about undertaking this task. There are a lot of myths surrounding towing, so here we’ll bust the common myths to provide you with the confidence to hit the open road.

You Can Fix Trailer Sway By Going Faster

One of the most daunting prospects of towing is trailer sway. For novice towers, sway can be a scary experience, but don’t fall prey to this myth as it could make the situation worse. Balancing your load correctly, getting the right tyre pressures and even using a weight distribution hitch can help prevent sway, but if it does occur you need to know how to correct it. 

Adding acceleration to sway will only add more speed to a situation that is barely in control. If you start to detect any element of sway, ease off the acceleration and gently apply your brakes until you safely come to a stop. You can then get out and determine the underlying problem. 

Reversing a Small Trailer is Easier

If you need additional space for your trip, it can be tempting to go for the smallest trailer, because it has to be easier to reverse, right? While a small trailer can be easier to pull, it is actually harder to reverse. The reason for this is that a small trailer moves a lot more and is less forgiving of any steering input errors. Additionally, you’ll be using your mirrors to reverse the trailer into place, and a smaller trailer can be harder to see. Regardless of your trailer size, go slowly, and this will allow you to micro correct your steering inputs to get it where you want it to go. 

You Don’t Need Towing Mirrors

While towing mirrors are not a fix all, they are by no means a frivolous expense. While the mirrors on your CX 9 are great for normal driving, they are not specifically built for towing. These specialist mirrors will extend and improve visibility to the rear and sides of your vehicle and trailer, for a safer all round towing experience. If you’ll be towing on a regular basis, you may consider towing mirrors to be an invaluable tool. 

If you’re considering a new Mazda CX 9 for sale, Perth drivers should call in and see us. We have an unrivalled choice of models including the new Mazda CX 9. You’ll also find that the Melville Mazda sales team is ready to answer any questions about the Mazda CX 9, price deals and current offers. We would also be delighted to arrange your test drive, so you can experience the CX 9 for yourself.