Category Archives: Safe Driving Tips

Trailer tongue cartoon analogous to the Rolling Stones logo

What’s the most common type of trailer tongue length?

Popularity of Trailer Tongue Length Types

The trailer tongue is a pretty important piece of engineering. After all, it does the essential work of keeping one’s trailer attached while also maintaining it at a safe distance from the towing vehicle. It also keeps the trailer in balance, and assists in keeping weight on the tow hitch for controlled towing.

There are several main types of trailer tongues in existence. In terms of length, towers can choose between fixed length, extendable and tilting tongues. Which type of length is most common for trailer tongues?

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Woman with a camera leans against a 2021 Toyota Corolla

Does the 2021 Toyota Corolla come with a spare tire?

Spare Tire and Tire Replacement Kit in the 2021 Corolla and Corolla Hybrid

Many new vehicles are choosing to forgo a spare tire with their ride. Instead, automakers often include a tire replacement kit as an alternative. What about the 2021 Toyota Corolla- does it come with a spare tire?

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Tongue emerges from a trailer

Why is a trailer tongue important?

Purpose of the Trailer Tongue

When towing, the tongue is often overlooked. Users like to focus on glamorous towing capacity numbers of the tow vehicle, and/or the quirks and features of what the trailer itself can accomplish. But the tongue is actually one of the most important parts of a trailer design.

What makes the trailer tongue such an important element of a good tow?

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A woman sits and ponders about an illuminated ABS light.

What does the ABS light mean, and why is it activated in my Toyota?

Toyota ABS Light Meaning and Corresponding Issues

Warning lights can be a fairly unsettling business. It’s often hard to know whether they symbolize a minor issue or point to a major problem with your ride. Often, the same light can annoyingly mean both. It doesn’t help that they’re typically cryptic symbols that seemingly would require the Rosetta Stone to decode.

If you’ve been driving along in your Toyota and noticed the ABS light on your dashboard illuminate, you’re probable wondering: what does the ABS light mean, and should I be worried? Continue reading