2021 Audi A4 / S4 — Owner's Manual – Page #117

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Trailer
towing
Trailer
towing
Driving
with
a
trailer
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Your
vehicle
is
primarily
intended
for
transport-
ing
people
and
luggage.
However,
if
you
drive
with
a
trailer,
follow
the
technical
requirements,
the
operation
and
driving
tips,
and
the
legal
reg-
ulations.
Driving
with
a
trailer
affects
the
vehicle's
energy
usage,
performance,
and
wear.
It
also
requires
higher
concentration
from
the
driver.
Z\
WARNING
Do
not
transport
any
people
in
a
trailer
due
to
the
risk of
fatal
injury.
Technical
requirements
Trailer
hitch
Only
use
a
trailer
hitch
with
a
removable
ball
hitch
mount
and
ball
hitch.
The
trailer
hitch
must
be
permitted
for
the
vehicle,
the
trailer
and
the
permitted
total
weight
of
the
trailer
being
pulled.
Above
all,
it
must
be
securely
and
safely
attached
to
the
vehicle
trailer.
Never
mount
a
trailer
hitch
on
the
bumper.
The
trailer
hitch
must
be
mounted
in
a
way
that
does
not
impair
the
function
of
the
bumper.
Do
not
make
any
changes
to
the
exhaust
system
and
the
brake
system.
Check
regularly
if
the
trailer
hitch
is
securely
mounted.
Always
follow
the
instructions
given
by
the
trailer
hitch
manufacturer.
Trailer
brakes
If
the
trailer
has
its
own
brake
system,
then
fol-
low
the
manufacturer
specifications.
However,
the
brake
system
on
the
trailer
must
never
be
connected
to
the
vehicle
brake
system.
Engine
cooling
system
Driving
with
a
trailer
means
a
higher
load
on
the
engine
and
the
cooling
system.
The
cooling
sys-
tem
must
be
designed
for
additional
load
and
contain
enough
coolant
>
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CG)
Note
Longer
inclines
cannot
be
driven
without
a
suitable
cooling
system,
especially
if
the
out-
side
temperatures
are
high.
Otherwise,
this
increases
the
risk
of
engine
damage.
Operating
instructions
Towing
capacity
Your
vehicle
can
only
be
operated
with
class
1
or
class
2
trailers.
Load
distribution
Poor
cargo
load
and
distribution
can
negatively
impact
vehicle
handling.
Load
the
trailer
based
on
the
following
criteria
as
much
as
possible:
Store
objects
in
the
vehicle
luggage
compart-
ment,
if
possible.
The
vehicle
should
always
carry
the
heaviest possible
load
and
the
trailer
should
have
the
lightest
possible
load.
Distribute
the
load
in
the
trailer
so
that
the
heavy
objects
are
as
close
to
the
axle
as
possi-
ble.
Secure
objects
so
that
they
do
not
slide.
Utilize
the
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
if
possible.
Tires
Set
the
tire
pressure
on
your
vehicle
for
a
“full
load”;
see
the
tire
pressure
sticker
>
page
245.
If
necessary,
also
adjust
the
tire
pressure
on
the
trailer
according
to
the
manufacturer's
specifica-
tions.
The
trailer
and
the
vehicle
should
be
equipped
with
winter
tires
when
driving
in
winter
tempera-
tures.
Outside
mirrors
If
you
cannot
see the
traffic
behind
the
trailer
with
the
standard
exterior mirrors,
then
you
must
attach
additional
exterior
mirrors.
Adjust
them
so
you
have
a
sufficient
visibility
behind
you.
Exterior lighting
Follow
the legal
regulations
for
lighting
on
your
trailer
that
are
applicable
in
the
country
where
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