- Walk around your trailer and look for any noticeable problems, like rusting, weakened spots, tires that are obviously damaged or other issues.
- Check the axle alignment by holding a straight edged tool (such as a board) against the bulging part of the tires. The bulge should be in contact with (or in close contact with) the straight edged tool. If the alignment is off, you can try to fix the problem yourself or go to a certified service center.
- Grease the axlehubs and other working parts.
- Check the pressure in the tires.
- Tighten any nuts or bolts that have become loose.
- Inspect any electrical parts, such as brake lights and turn signals.
- Make sure all the latches work.
Like every trailer owner living in Toronto or any part of southern Ontario, you’re no doubt extremely excited by the coming of spring! After a very cold winter that broke records around Canada and the United States, we’re officially being greeted by all the harbingers of warm weather. In order to make the most of this great time of year, it’s a good idea to prepare by getting your trailer and trailer parts (e.g., drum brakes, brake actuators, brake electric systems, brake hydraulic systems, axles, hubs, tires, wheels, lights) checked. Taking Care of Some Trailer Parts Maintenance Yourself You can actually do a lot to check your trailer yourself, as long as you feel comfortable and have the right tools. We recommend doing the following before using your trailer this year: