Know the Difference Between Payload and Towing Capacity

At Gillman Chevrolet of Harlingen, we work hard to give drivers the information they need to understand best how their vehicle works. Many of our loyal customers have questions about the difference between payload and towing capacity.

The term payload refers to everything that is transported inside the vehicle. This could be anything from a small bag of groceries to the heavy tools you take to a job site. A lot of people don't realize it, but passengers do count as part of the payload.

Towing capacity refers to the weight of anything the vehicle pulls on a trailer. The trailer bears the brunt of the weight, so the towing capacity is normally much higher than the payload.

Whether you plan on towing your new boat to the lake or taking your most precious cargo to school, routine maintenance is important for any vehicle. Make an appointment at our service center today.

 

 

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