Do You Understand Your Truck's Payload and Towing Capacity?

Knowing the difference between payload and towing capacity can help you determine if you have too much weight in your truck. Excess weight in the cab and bed of a truck can overload the frame, suspension, and chassis, causing damage that may need expensive and extensive repairs to fix.

Both the payload and towing capacity are based on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, but they are two completely different numbers. Since a truck can generally tow much more weight than it can carry, the towing capacity will be much more than the payload capacity. Mixing up the two numbers can have severe consequences for your vehicle.

To keep your truck properly maintained in Duluth, bring it to the mechanics at NorthStar Ford. We'll make sure that all systems are functioning properly and safely.



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