Towing Versus Payload Capacity: Are You Overloading Your Truck?

Knowing the difference between the towing capacity and the payload capacity of your truck can help you load it appropriately and prevent damage to the chassis, suspension, frame, bed, engine, and transmission. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the start of both ratings, but the capacities are much different.

Towing weight in a trailer is much easier on the frame of a truck that carrying it directly. Because of this, the towing capacity of a truck is much higher than the payload capacity. Payload refers to anything that is placed directly on the truck, either in the cab or in the bed.

Regardless of the type of truck you drive in Columbus, you can bring it to Premier Ford Lincoln for service and have the peace of mind that any issues will be taken care of.



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