A trailer hitch just might be the most inventive way to add more cargo space, value and extra opportunities for fun to your vehicle. While some vehicles like trucks and SUVs may come with a factory-installed hitch or tow package, it's very common for drivers to install a hitch or tow package to their vehicle as an after-market accessory.
Wondering what the difference between a hitch and a tow package is? Depending on what you plan to tow, you may need more than a standard hitch with a trailer ball attached to your vehicle. In addition to the tow hitch itself, a tow package (especially if it's factory-installed) may include things like a wiring harness and circuitry to power the lights and accessories on a trailer, heavy-duty suspension and brakes to handle the extra weight, an enhanced engine and transmission cooling system, larger battery and alternator to help power your vehicle and what you're towing with ease, and additional driver-assistance systems that can help with overall spatial awareness while towing.
Depending on what you're towing and where you're going, this article provides some helpful information if you're deciding between a factory-installed tow package or an aftermarket tow package for your vehicle.
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If you end up adding a trailer hitch to your vehicle and have questions about insuring the things that you'll tow, speak with a Foremost® agent to shop for coverages that can help you protect the things you tow.Tweet
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