The Difference Between Payload and Towing Capacity

It is very important that you know the difference between payload capacity and towing capacity. If you exceed either one of these, you can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. It isn't hard to understand the difference between the two.

Payload capacity is how much your vehicle can hold inside and in the truck bed combined. It it the total weight that the vehicle can contain. Towing capacity refers to the total amount of weight that your vehicle is able to pull. Usually, your vehicle will have more towing capacity than payload capacity. Placing too much payload weight in a vehicle can damage the suspension, so be cautious.

Before loading up your vehicle with a lot of weight, come into Charlie's Pre-Owned in Augusta and have your vehicle serviced and checked out. The service technicians would be happy to help you verify both the payload and towing capacity of your vehicle.



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