As the owner of a semi-trailer, you understand the importance of regular maintenance to keep your investment running smoothly and safely on the road. Proper upkeep not only ensures the longevity of your trailer but also minimizes the risk of breakdowns, downtime, and costly repairs. In this article, we’ll explore some maintenance tips to help you maintain your transport trailer and keep it in top condition.

  1. Routine Inspections: Regular inspections are important for identifying potential issues before they escalate into major problems. Inspect your trailer thoroughly before each trip, paying close attention to tires, brakes, lights, and suspension components. Look for signs of wear and tear, leaks, or any loose fittings.


  1. Tire Maintenance: Your trailer’s tires are its foundation, so it’s essential to keep them in good condition. Check tire pressure regularly and ensure they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended levels. Inspect tires for signs of uneven wear, bulges, or cuts, and replace them if necessary. Rotating tires at regular intervals can also help extend their lifespan.


  1. Brake System Checks: The braking system is critical for the safety of your trailer. Inspect brake pads, drums, and rotors for wear and tear, and replace them as needed. Bleed the brake lines regularly to remove air and maintain proper brake fluid levels. If you notice any unusual noises or vibrations while braking, have your trailer inspected by a professional mechanic immediately.


  1. Lubrication: Proper lubrication is essential to keep moving parts of your trailer operating smoothly. Regularly grease wheel bearings, hinges, and other moving components according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This helps prevent friction and reduces the risk of premature wear and tear.


  1. Electrical System Maintenance: Ensure that all lights, including brake lights, turn signals, and marker lights, are functioning correctly. Replace any bulbs or wiring that are damaged or corroded. Check the battery and connections to ensure they are clean and secure. A well-maintained electrical system is vital for safe operation, especially during night driving or adverse weather conditions.


  1. Trailer Flooring: Inspect the trailer flooring for any signs of damage, such as cracks, rot, or warping. Repair or replace damaged sections promptly to prevent further deterioration and ensure the integrity of the cargo space.


  1. Regular Servicing: Don’t overlook the importance of regular servicing by a qualified technician. Schedule maintenance appointments at recommended intervals to have your trailer thoroughly inspected and serviced. This proactive approach can help identify potential issues early on and keep your trailer in optimal condition.

At Breadner Trailer Sales we strive to be a complete solution provider for all types of trailer services, including mobile service and transport trailer maintenance & repair. Our mobile service team is available all across the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. We offer services such as preventative maintenance, annual inspections, roadside assistance, flexible service terms, trailer repair, and fleet maintenance. Please give us a call today to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment.  Call (519) 648-2273 or send us a message.