Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Angie Mouser
Spring is almost upon us, and you know what that means – time to take care of all of those trailer repairs you put off during the colder months! To make sure you get the longest life out of your trailers, it’s important to make the necessary repairs and routine maintenance before you start to use them again for the season. If you’re working with rickety components that need to be swapped out, or tires that are balding or need air, you run the risk of serious damage to your towing car, as well as whatever you have aboard the trailer.
Luckily for you, Mouser Steel is here to help with all of your trailer repair needs. Let’s take a look at a few of the most critical components to check on your trailer this spring.
You should always check your trailer’s hitch before the start of your busy season. Faulty or rusty hitches can cause damage to your trailer and the truck that’s towing it. To make sure that everything is in good shape, check for rust – and brush away rust with a wire brush where necessary – and make sure it’s well oiled.
Tires and Wheels
Next, check your tires and wheels. Balding or flat tires can cause your trailer to skid and slip, which will undoubtedly cause damage to your car, not to mention make the trailer difficult to maneuver. Make sure that your tires have plenty of air in them, and if they’re starting to look bald, it might be time for a new set.
Once everything is hitched, tires pumped, and you’re ready to go, give the lights a thorough once-over. Have someone watch your trailer while you test the brake lights, the turn signals and every other light on your trailer before you pull it out onto the road. Not only can having functional lights prevent accidents, having everything in working order will prevent you from getting a pricy ticket.
If your inspection finds that you’re in need of replacement parts, take a look at our full selection of trailer and truck accessories that can help get your trailer back in tip-top shape. Have a more extensive repair need or can’t find the parts you need? Call us today at 573-866-2979 and discuss your needs with our full service team who can help find what you need or schedule an appointment for service at our facility in Patton, Missouri.
This entry was posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 4:36 pm and is filed under Repairs and Maintenance.