Is It Time to Repair Your Trailer?
New trailers can offer amazing freedom and convenience, but they also require a bit of extra care and attention to keep them in excellent condition. Damage to one’s trailer is not only costly to repair, but it can also be dangerous as it can affect the trailer’s performance. In this blog, we’re going to explore what usually causes damage to new trailers and how to avoid the need for costly trailer repair services.
Exposure to the Elements
Weather, sun, and saltwater can all cause damage to a trailer. Sunlight can cause the paint job to fade and the trailer to become more susceptible to rust and corrosion. Wind and rain can also cause the trailer to rot and eventually cause damage. Proper protection and maintenance of your trailer can help avoid such issues.
Having well-lubricated moving parts can help avoid damage but forgetting to make sure that your trailer’s parts, especially the brakes and the hitch pins, are properly lubricated can result in damage caused by friction.
Regular maintenance of your trailer is essential to maintaining it in excellent condition. Simple tasks such as frequently inspecting it and replacing worn-out parts can save you a lot of money on repair costs down the line.
Lack of Safety Accessories
Installing proper safety accessories like tires, chains, and reflectors can dramatically reduce the chance of an accident and keep your trailer running in optimal condition.
Leaving It Parked for Too Long
If you’re planning to leave your trailer parked for an extended period of time, you need to make sure that the tires are properly inflated and that all fluids are draining properly. Otherwise, you could be facing some serious damage from standing water which can potentially leave your trailer unusable.
If you’re looking for help to ensure that your trailer is always running at optimal performance, contact America's Truck and Trailer Repair today for all your trailer maintenance. I have the skills and expertise to keep your trailer running in the best condition possible so you can enjoy all the freedom and benefits of this amazing vehicle. My trailer repair services are available to those in the Salem, OR area. For inquiries, call (503) 884-3881 now!