What Does GVWR Mean?

What does GVWR mean? You may have seen this term before, but are still unsure of what it stands for. The GVWR meaning refers to gross vehicle weight rating. Why is GVWR important? If you drive a truck or plan on towing a trailer, you need to know this number. This is the weight limit for your particular make and model. Let’s further explore the importance of the GVWR before you hit the roads of St. Charles and Aurora. 

GVWR: The Basics

When calculating the gross vehicle weight rating, a few factors are taken into consideration. The first factor is the base curb weight of the vehicle. The second is the weight of any optional add-ons as well as cargo and passengers. It is essential to never load a vehicle beyond what the manufacturer sets as the GVWR. 

Keep in mind that the GVWR is not the actual weight of the vehicle. The actual weight of the vehicle is its GVW (gross vehicle weight). It is important to remember the difference between the two numbers. The GVWR remains constant and never changes. The GVR will fluctuate based on the number of passengers in the vehicle or the cargo that you are carrying. 

What Happens if I Load My Vehicle Beyond the GVWR?

The reason why manufacturers designate a GVWR is to ensure safety. When a vehicle is too heavy, it can lead to problems. 

  • The brakes may not stop properly.
  • Suspension components can break.
  • There is a higher risk of a tire blow out. 

Where Can I Find My Vehicle’s GVWR?

If you are unsure of your vehicle’s GVWR, there are a few places where you can look for this information. The first is the label in the inside of the doorframe. It is usually located near where the door latches on the driver’s side. If it is not there, you should be able to find this information online. Most manufacturers post it on their website with the other vehicle specs. 

Contact Haggerty Auto Group for More Information

We have now answered the question, “what is gross vehicle weight rating?” If you would like to know more about the towing and hauling capability of your vehicle, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Haggerty Auto Group.

 

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