Carlyle Reservoir, the largest man-made lake in our state, is an awesome summer destination for residents of Illinois, particularly if you own a boat. But unless you live right on the lake, you’ll need to tow your boat to it before you can spend time on the water. Follow these tips to safely tow your boat to Carlyle Reservoir using your Chevrolet truck or SUV from K&J Chevrolet.
Leave a lot of room ahead
Your braking distances are greatly increased when towing a heavy load. Your Chevrolet vehicle’s adaptive cruise control feature and automatic emergency braking systems are helpful, but you should always be attentive to maintaining a safe distance to vehicles ahead just in case.
Use up to 15 camera views
Chevrolet trucks come with up to 15 camera views that make it much easier for you to hitch a boat and view what’s around it. The latest Silverado offers top-down perspectives, close-ups on the hitch, transparent trailer views, and more. Parking and reversing a boat has never been more convenient than when you’re in a new Chevy Silverado.
Opt for Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert
Silverado 1500 trucks are offered with an optional Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert. This feature can help you feel much safer changing lanes on the highway while towing a boat. Other useful features include Jack-Knife Alert, Trailer Length Indicator, and Trailer Indicator with Guidelines.
If your summer plans include towing a boat to Carlyle Reservoir, make sure you’re driving a Chevy truck or SUV. Their technologies go a long way toward making the trip safer and more convenient. Visit K&J Chevrolet in Carlyle, Illinois, to get in the driver’s seat of your next Chevy.