Trailers are designed and used to carry stuff from one place to another. Trailers are great either for business or personal purposes. But maintaining your trailer is essential to keep it efficient, safe and in good working order.
Here are some tips on how you can maintain your trailer:
Check your tyres
Make sure you check your trailer tyres before you go out with your trailer. Ensuring that proper tyre air pressure is maintained results in longevity of the tyre, thus saving you money and energy. Well maintained tyres also promote better handling and safe driving.
Make sure that your suspension has no problems before going out. Look for signs of wear and tear inside your trailer suspension. If you are using air springs, make sure they have sufficient and equal pressure. Insufficient air can cause the trailer to ride into the suspension’s bumper and damage other components.
Check your Brakes
When it comes to safety, brakes are extremely important. Replace your brake fluid annually for preventative maintenance to minimise internal corrosion and prolong life of the master cylinder.
Take time to grease your trailer
Applying the correct amount of grease or lube is essential. Also, selecting the right grease to use can be of help. Refer to your trailer manufacturer’s recommendations in this regard. Changing the grease also helps to keep your trailer parts clean and running efficiently.
Check Inside the trailer
Check the trailer inside and out for holes or irregularities that may cause problems like moisture buildup, leaking substances onto the road or your cargo, and rust or other corrosion.
If you are not sure about what’s wrong with your trailer or you’re having problems with some maintenance and repairs, it’s time to call in some experts. At Titan Engineering, we are ready to help you maintain and bring out the best in your trailers.