4 Great Trailer Maintenance Tips To Pass On To Your Clients

We love our trailers. All trailer manufacturers do. And while we know they can last a long time, they still need a little TLC from their new owners.

With that in mind, here are 4 trailer maintenance tips we, as trailer manufacturers, want you and your customers to practice to keep your trailers on the road and performing well.

4 Great Trailer Maintenance Tips To Pass On To Your Clients

1. Inspect Brakes

As trailer manufacturers, we know every tandem axle or triple-axle trailer is required by law to have properly functioning brakes. Typically at Midsota Manufacturing, we use self-adjusting electric brakes, but also install surge hydraulic brakes on some of our trailers.

For the sake of your safety, the safety of those around you, and the lifespan of a trailer, we suggest to check your brakes every few months. Set up a schedule, write it on your calendar, whatever you need to do.

2. Check Tire Inflation

Galvanized VersaDump HV-14 trailer from Midsota Manufacturing.

Keeping your tires at the proper air pressure is key to the longevity of the tire and the trailer as a whole. The two minutes it takes to check and properly inflate tires could save you a huge headache later.

You should not only check your tire pressure, but you should also keep an eye on the tread depth as well as rotate the tires. Trailer manufacturers like us note that since your load will differ every time you use the trailer and will rarely be even, rotating the tires is a good way to ensure they wear more evenly.

3. Lubricate Regularly

Debris clings to grease, making it ineffective. So, you need to regularly push out the old grease by adding new grease.

Be sure you are using grease trailer manufacturers would, with the proper performance characteristics, grade and thickening system. Most of this can be seen on the packaging, but you may need to check the grease manufacturer’s website or call them.

4. Inspect Suspension

You should visually inspect your suspension for signs of irregular wear, tears or heat cracks on the springs. Trailer manufacturers know nothing should be touching the suspension or interfering with its movement.