Payload and Towing: Is There a Difference?

If you think payload and towing are the same thing, you're wrong, but you're not alone. Many people don't know the difference and use the terms interchangeably.

Your truck's payload is what can carry inside, including people and cargo. Towing capacity is what it can pull with a trailer. Payload ability is usually less than towing because with towing, the weight isn’t bearing on the vehicle directly. It's the transmission, strength of the frame and engine torque that is applied during towing, which allows your truck to pull more than it can carry. When you put too much weight inside the vehicle instead of towing it, you're at risk of weakening the truck's frame, chassis, bed, tires and suspension.

Autosaver Imports can give you more information about payload and capacity when you visit our convenient Littleton, NH location. Stop by and explore our massive truck and SUV inventory today!



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