All parts of a trailer are crucial as it must be roadworthy, so you need to ensure it is safe and mechanically sound at all times. Having a trailer is part of our culture in NZ, however we must remember that they need to be maintained as much as any other vehicle. They are often left parked away until the holiday season, or a trip to the dump is required. Understanding the key trailer components that are likely to fail is a big help in sustaining safety. This includes couplings, safety chains, tyres, and lights. Mind you, due to the normal wear and tear, you will need to be aware of all trailer accessories in case you need to replace any defective parts. If you are looking for such trailer parts NZ, TransQuip has the best trailer accessories....
Although there are many different trailer towing parts such as the trailer hitch parts and trailer lighting, and untold different trailer designs, two key things to check is that you are within the legal weight limits, and that your WOF and registration are current.
Maintaining the Trailer and its Parts
Cleaning your trailer after use is one tip to enhance its durability. Use soapy water and rinse it off with a hose when cleaning the combination tail lights, and the reflective plates to preserve their brightness. In addition, never forget to clean and grease all the moving parts and do a visual check to make sure it is mechanically sound. For boat trailers, it is a particularly good idea to wash them after every time they are immersed in the sea, because salty water can cause corrosion particularly on the metallic trailer brake parts. A thorough wash restores the luster on your trailer. Always keep it in mind that dirt and dust on moving parts can be detrimental to the functionality of your vehicle.
Greasing the moving parts of your trailer helps prevent corrosion and constant wearing out. Components such as the trailer hitch parts and winch require regular lubrication. The wheel bearings also need a thorough clean and grease to maintain their efficiency, especially after sitting still for a long period. Bearing protectors are another useful tool for maintaining your trailer bearings, especially on boat trailers where the axles are immersed in water. Purchase quality trailer parts from TransQuip to avoid disappointments. With durable trailer accessories, you incur a considerably low cost of maintenance.
Contact us today or browse the range of light trailer at parts and accessories at TransQuip to make your order. All our stores at Auckland and Christchurch have a wide variety of trailer components to suit your needs.