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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    Wood Panels
    Use a clean cloth moistened in warm, soapy water (use mild dish washing soap). Dry the wood immediately with a clean cloth. Keep belts clean and dry. WARNING Do not bleach or dye safety belts. ...

    Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
    In the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system automatically maintains a selected distance from the vehicle traveling in front of you according to ...

    Manual gear selection
    When D is selected, manual mode may be temporarily accessed by operating the steering wheel mounted shift paddles. While in D, temporary manual mode will be held while the driver is accelerating, ...