2020 Audi Q3 — Owner's Manual – Page #105

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Model: 2020 Audi Q3
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Trailer
towing
Having
the
tongue
weight
too
low affects
the
ve-
hicle's
handling.
For
driving
safety,
always
using
the
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
is
recom-
mended,
but not
exceed
it.
Distributing
the
cargo
in
the
trailer
correctly
will
help
to
achieve
this
weight.
You
can
determine
the
tongue
weight
using
a
tongue
weight
scale,
a
bathroom
scale,
or
a
pub-
lic
weigh
station,
for
example.
The
permitted
tongue
weight
of
your
vehicle
can
be
found
in
the
vehicle
documentation
or
in
=>
page
262.
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
224.
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
you
are
operating
the
vehicle.
Contact
an
author-
ized
Audi
dealer
or
authorized
Audi
Service
Facili-
ty
for
more
information.
Before
you
start
driving,
check
all
lighting
equip-
ment
on
the
trailer
while
it
is
hitched
to
the
vehi-
cle.
The
headlight
range
control
automatically
ad-
justs
the
light
range
of
the
headlights.
Safety chains
Make
sure
the
safety
chains
are
correctly
applied
when
pulling
a
trailer.
The
chains
should
hang
enough
so
that
the
trailer
can drive
around
curves.
However,
they
must
not
touch
the
ground.
()
Note
Attachments
retrofitted
on
the
vehicle
may
cause
damage,
especially
on
the
trailer
hitch
ball
head.
In
cases
of
damage,
have
the
func-
tion
checked
by
an
authorized
Audi
dealer
or
authorized
Audi
Service
Facility.
@)
Tips
Block
the
wheels
with
chocks
when
parking
on
inclines
if
the
trailer
is
loaded.
Having
the
vehicle
inspected
between
the
inspection
intervals
is
recommended
if
you
tow
a
trailer
frequently.
Avoid
driving
with
a
trailer
during
the vehi-
cle
break-in
period.
Driving
with
a
trailer
Driving
with
a
trailer
requires
extra
caution.
Speed
Adhere
to
the legal
speed
limits.
Follow
the
legal
regulations
that
are
applicable
in
the
country
where
you
are
operating
the
vehicle.
As
the
speed
increases,
the
driving
stability
of
the
trailer
decreases.
Therefore
you
should
not
exceed
the
maximum
legal
speed
limit
when
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