Understand Towing and Payload Capacity

Understanding the towing and payload capacity ratings on a truck is important to preventing damage to its frame, suspension, transmission, or engine. Towing and payload capacity are two very different things and need to be respected equally.

The payload capacity of a truck refers to everything that it can carry in the cabin and bed, including passengers. This number is generally much lower than the towing capacity, which refers to the amount the truck can carry with a hitch. The type of hitch doesn't matter. Overloading either the bed of the truck or trying to tow too much can cause a lot of damage that may be expensive to fix.

To keep your truck running smoothly, bring it to Taggart Cars in Cary for service. Our mechanics are meticulous and experience and will identify any issues your vehicle has.



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