Popular Towing Accessories Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

Drop hitch receivers ensure that:

Drop hitch receivers have one purpose -- to alter the height of the trailer hitch receiver. If you have one, it would be the square, steel tube that's bolted to the rear underside of your vehicle. A drop hitch receiver allows you to connect a trailer without fear of it unbalancing the vehicle and possibly causing you to lose control. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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What is the final step for installing a winch?

The final step in installing a winch is pretensioning the wire. That means making sure the wire is tightly spooled on the winch's drum. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Installing hitch safety chains from you vehicle to your cargo is:

Safety chains are used to keep the towing vehicle and the trailer connected in case they become disconnected along some part of the towing equipment. Not only is it just a good idea to have these on your hitch whenever you're towing, it's the law to have them installed. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Hitch hooks are anchors can be attached to your vehicle by:

Hitch anchors, also known as truck anchors or stake anchors, can be welded to or inserted into the walls of a truck bed. Many trucks have designated places to place anchors. They also serve as attachment points for cables and ropes, and can be used to tie down items inside the truck's bed. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Which accessory prevents breakaways?

Safety chains are used to keep the towing vehicle and the trailer connected in case they become disconnected along some part of the towing equipment. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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What number do you need to know before purchasing trailer balls and switch balls

The most important factor in choosing a trailer ball is its gross trailer weight rating. Each ball lists its own weight capacity. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Hitch locks are made to:

Hitch locks are designed to stop thieves from stealing your trailer. A hitch lock keeps your trailer hitch and the receiver together until you unlock it, often with a key. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Hitch jacks are also known as:

Hitch jacks, also known as trailer jacks or tongue jacks, are used to raise and stabilize a trailer so it can be attached to the towing vehicle. It's one of many hitch accessories used to make the process of towing a little easier. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Which car part can a hitch anchor be mounted on?

Hitch hooks can be mounted on your vehicle on a variety of places, including the front and rear bumpers, the frame, or even the grille. You should use tow hooks attached directly to the frame of the car to ensure stability. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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Drop hitch receivers are classified according to what?

In the United States, tow hitch receivers come in categories ranked by the weight of their towing capacity, also known as the gross trailer weight. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/accessories/10-most-popular-towing-accessories.htm">10 Most Popular Towing Accessories--and Why</a>

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About This Quiz

Towing can be simple if you know all of the accessories available. The options are nearly limitless! Do you know the difference between a hitch lock and a hitch jack? Can breakaways be prevented? Test your towing accessories knowledge now!

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