Chevrolet Impala Hitch
How to Lengthen the Life of Your Chevrolet Impala Hitch
You can count on your Chevrolet Impala hitch for any towing needs, as long as it's within the weight capacity that your car can handle. It's built tough and durable, and it's likely to stay that way if you do your part in keeping it well-maintained. Lucky for you, keeping your Chevrolet Impala hitch working excellently is easy and fairly inexpensive. Check out some of these maintenance tips:
- Prevent rust and corrosion by routinely checking for scratches or dents.
When there are scratches or dents on your hitch, it gets stripped off of the paint that's protecting its bare metal from being exposed to water and moisture. To keep your hitch from corroding, you should always check it for these types of physical damage especially after driving through a rough terrain. Refinish exposed metal parts with a color that matches your car's paint. Make sure that your hitch has been sufficiently cleaned before working on it. You can also use hitch covers for extra protection.
- Keep your hitch greased.
Grease up your hitch first before you take your Impala for a ride. This will prevent dirt and dust build up that may cause rust and friction damage. While you're at it, consider greasing up other parts of your towing assembly to keep your entire car riding smoothly. Use manufacturer-recommended grease and avoid abrasive chemicals.
- Make sure you install the hitch correctly.
Before you try to put the hitch on your Chevrolet Impala, read first the instruction manual that came with it. This will give you an idea on the tools you need and the procedures you have to do. Temporarily remove parts of your car that are blocking the area where you'll install the hitch. After you've successfully mounted it on your car's frame, don't forget to double check the connections and tighten up nuts and bolts carefully.
- Choose the type of hitch that's compatible with your car.
Different types of hitch are available in the market today but you can't just pick any one from an auto parts store and mount it on your Impala. Before you buy a hitch, consider your car's towing capacity first. You can either talk to the manufacturer or consult your user's manual to find out if the hitch is indeed compatible with your auto.