Whether you’re moving your boat, or hauling a camping trailer across the Trans-Canada, summer is the time for towing. Knowing how to properly install a trailer hitch is extremely important. With Reese Hitch Kits, it’s also extremely easy. Available at your local PartSource, these durable kits come with all the hardware and vehicle-specific instructions required to get your caravan moving. Once you have your kit, check out the simple but essential tips below to ensure you, your car and your trailer arrive safely at your destination.
Remember, if you have any questions or if you're unsure of anything, feel free to contact the Parts Pros at your local PartSource. They’re always ready to help, no matter what the job is.
A few things before you begin
In case you need them, you can always find free print outs of specific vehicle instructions and torque specifications from Mitchell on Demand at your local PartSource store.
Everything you need for this job can be found at your local PartSource store. Ask a Parts Pro about what you'll need for the job. It's better to have extra spare parts ready for anything that might need to be replaced. The last thing you want to do, is go shopping when you have the car up on the jack.
When taking parts apart, be organized. Keep similar parts together in a safe place where they won't get lost and layout parts in a way that will allow you to put them back in the same order.
Make Safety Your Top Priority
Every vehicle is different. When it comes to maintenance and repairs, always follow the vehicle's owner's manual.
Safety should be your number one priority. Don't smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or wear a necktie while working on the car. Watch out for hot objects, sharp instruments, hazardous materials and other potential safety hazards in and around your workspace.
Don't work with a Philips when the job calls for flat. Substituting tools can compromise your safety or a vehicle's performance.
Finally, when the fun turns to frustration, or if the job requires specialized knowledge beyond your capabilities, please do not attempt it yourself. Talk to a Parts Pro or seek the assistance of a professional mechanic or installer. The last thing we want is someone getting hurt.