Cadillac Escalade: Maintenance When Trailer Towing - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Maintenance When Trailer Towing

The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more information. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system and brake system. It is a good idea to inspect these before and during the trip.

Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight.

    Leaving After Parking on a Hill
    1. Apply and hold the brake pedal. 2. Start the engine. 3. Shift into a gear. 4. Release the parking brake. 5. Let up on the brake pedal. 6. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. ...

    Trailer Towing
    If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See New Vehicle Break-In   for more information. WARNING The driver ...

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    Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
    WARNING Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled ...

    How to Check Lubricant
    To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. A. Drain Plug B. Fill Plug If the level is below the bottom of the fill plug hole, located on the transfer case, some lubric ...

    Braking precautions
    The brake system has two separate hydraulic circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still have braking ability at two wheels. You may feel a small click and hear a sound when the bra ...