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Backing up a trailer can be a tricky operation. After all, you are backing up two vehicles at the same time, and more often than not, they are both moving in opposite directions. Fortunately, the new Ford F-150 is available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which makes backing up a trailer easier and safer. Learn all about how the Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ Technology can enhance your Moose Jaw-area towing experience in this guide from Capital Ford Lincoln.
If you’ve tried backing up with a travel trailer or boat in tow, you’ve learned that you have to turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of where the trailer is going. This can be stressful and inconvenient, to say the least. With the Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, all you have to do is turn a knob left or right and the trailer will go in that direction. How does Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ work? Using the measurements that you input into the system, Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ uses a camera to track the trailer position as you are backing up. You then rotate the knob in the direction that you want the trailer to go, and the system controls the steering wheel accordingly.
In order to take advantage of the Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ Technology on your next Weyburn-area towing expedition, you will need to set up the system. Make sure that you have your start setup guide with measurement card, the checkered sticker accompanying your setup guide, a tape measure, a pen or pencil, and someone to assist you. Then follow these steps:
Connect your vehicle to your trailer
Move your vehicle forward
Press the centre of the Pro Trailer Backup Assist button
Enter the name of your trailer on the screen
Choose the type of brake system on your trailer
Shift your vehicle into park
Place your checkered sticker on your trailer tongue
Use the tape measureto record
Input the measurements
The system will automatically search for the sticker target and ask you to confirm that it has found the sticker
Drive the vehicle forward between at low speed to complete the calibration
The knowledgeable sales team at Capital Ford Lincoln is happy to provide you with all of the details regarding the available Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ System, as well as fill you in on the F-150 specs, trims, and colour options. If you’d like to get the best Ford truck deal possible in the Estevan, make sure to check out our F-150 offers and incentives. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
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