2020 Audi Q7 — Owner's Manual – Page #119

Posted on 16 Feb, 2020
Model: 2020 Audi Q7
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Trailer
towing
If
you
must
drive
on
roads
that
are
in
poor
condi-
tion,
you
can
raise
the
vehicle
again
after
hitching
the
trailer
or
after
adjusting
the
tongue
weight
=>
page
109.
You
can
also
increase
ground
clearance
by
select-
ing
the
Audi
drive
select*
offroad
or
allroad
modes
>
page
108.
Vehicle
levels
below
the
values
set
in
the
comfort
level
will
no
Longer
be
available,
even
if
you
are
lowering
the
vehicle
manually.
IX
WARNING
Never
turn
off
trailer
mode
while
driving
when
a
trailer
is
hitched,
because
then
the
restrictions
for
controlling
the
vehicle
level
will
be
turned
off.
Driving
with
a
trailer
on
unpaved
roads
when
the
vehicle
is
raised
may
change
the
vehicle
handling.
Adapt
your
speed.
Note
that
the
vehicle
will
lower
automatical-
ly
at
certain
speeds
if
you
have
lifted
the
ve-
hicle
manually.
®
Note
Applies
to:
vehicles
with
air
suspension:
Se-
lect
the
Audi
drive
select*
comfort
mode.
Otherwise,
the
tongue
load
specified
for
your
vehicle
will
no
longer
be
applicable.
Attachments
retrofitted
on
the
vehicle
may
cause
damage,
especially
on
the
trailer
hitch
ball
head.
In
cases
of
damage,
have
the
function
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.
Pe
MO
le
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
there
are
unfavorable
road,
weather,
and/or
wind
conditions.
This
especially
applies
when
driving
downhill.
Hill
When
you
start
driving
uphill
or
downhill,
trailers
may
tilt
or
sway
sooner
than
when
driving
ona
level
surface.
If
small
swaying
movements
have
already
occurred,
you
can
stabilize
the
trailer
by
firmly
braking
immediately.
Never
attempt
to
“straighten
out”
the
trailer
by
accelerating.
Downshift
before
driving
on
hills to
utilize
the
en-
gine
braking
effect
>
A\.
Brakes
When
using
a
trailer
with
overrun
brakes,
first
brake
gently
then
quickly.
This
reduces
the
risk
of
jerking
while
braking
if
the
trailer
wheels
lock
up.
Engine
coolant
temperature
Pay
attention
specifically
to
the
coolant
tempera-
ture
display
when
there
are
high
outside
temper-
atures,
and
when
driving
on
long
inclines
=>
page
13.
Shift
to
a
higher
gear
in
a
timely
man-
ner.
Z\
WARNING
Constant
braking
causes
the
brakes
to
over-
heat
and
can
substantially
reduce
braking
per-
formance,
increase
braking
distance,
or
cause
complete
failure
of
the
brake
system.
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