Should I use tow haul mode on the highway?
Whether or not you engage the tow/haul button almost always comes down to the weight of the cargo and the area where you’re driving.
But if you’re cruising down the highway in an area that’s mostly flat, you might find that tow/haul isn’t necessary and can actually make your gas mileage worse..
When should you use tow haul mode?
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due to excessive shifting.
How does towing affect gas mileage?
HowStuffWorks states that “when compared to small or medium-sized vehicles that may only get 60 percent of their rated fuel economy when towing, these larger engines may actually come out on top.” The bottom line is, if you’re going to be towing, your gas mileage will be affected.
How does tow haul mode work?
The tow/haul mode reduces shift cycles. Depending on the truck, it may also boost torque and engage an engine braking mode to help drivers maintain control while driving up and down hills. In general, the tow/haul mode changes shift points to higher RPM limits. This helps you keep moving as you haul your trailer.
Does towing hurt your truck?
Some vehicles come made with a towing package that is designed for safe towing. … What happens when you pull a trailer that’s too heavy for your vehicle? Engine damage from overheating, undue stress to the frame, damage to the suspension and braking systems, and transmission damage from overheating.
How fast can you drive in tow haul mode?
Re: What drive range to use with tow-haul mode My tow trailer and gear rounds out to about 4800 lbs. I typically tow at 60 mph, never more than 65.