Chances are your trailer won’t break down out of nowhere. Instead, it’ll give you signs that something’s wrong, so you have a chance to fix the problems before they really take a toll on your trailer and your vehicle. Check your tires regularly for problems like uneven wear and take note of anything suspicious regarding your brakes. Electrical malfunctions may be a little tougher to detect, especially during the day, so read on for a look at some signs you need trailer repairs.
Remember to inspect your tires on a regular basis. If you blow a trailer tire while you’re driving, you’ll have a rocky road ahead of you. Improper inflation is also a common problem with tires in general, especially when the weather is changing. Make sure your trailer tires aren’t overinflated or underinflated, so they wear down evenly.
Issues with Braking
Losing your brakes is scary, especially when you have the momentum of a truck and a trailer carrying you forward. Your brakes must work extra hard when you’re hauling all that weight, which means they need extra care and attention. See your trailer repair professional if your trailer brakes don’t seem to be reacting properly.
Trailer lights are extra important if you do a lot of driving in the dark. If an electrical problem causes them to flicker, they could be on their way out. Then it’ll be more difficult for other drivers to see you at night, putting you in unnecessary danger. Don’t wait to take care of electrical malfunctions and check your lights every time you hook up the trailer.
Is it time to come in for trailer repairs? Stop by APC Trailers and Equipment or visit our website for an overview of our services. You can also give us a call at (520) 574-1968 and talk to us about our trailer repairs.