Get Trailer Maintenance Before Leaving for Vacation

Although the summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for one last late season vacation or weekend trip to the mountains or lakes of Ontario! In fact, the beginning of autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of fewer crowds and cooler weather. Boating, kayaking and four-wheeling is exciting, especially in a beautiful area where the leaves are changing color and wildlife is preparing for the upcoming winter. However, before you hitch up your trailer and head out for a trip, make sure you’ve paid attention to your trailer maintenance!

One of the biggest disappointments on any vacation is when a trailer doesn’t perform the way it should. Often, this is a result of overlooked trailer maintenance issues. For instance, you may have had your trailer checked at the beginning of the spring and then used it for several months. If that’s the case, you’ll want to have it looked over again before using it. The same is true if you didn’t bother to get any trailer maintenance done at the beginning of the summer, and are now planning to use your trailer.

Fortunately, trailer maintenance doesn’t have to take up much time. You can even do some preliminary investigation of your trailer before bringing it to a place like Reinhart Trailers for more professional maintenance. Some trailer owners like to check the wheel pressure, examine the trailer for rust spots, test the electrical components and evaluate the hardware before bringing it in for a more comprehensive overview by a trained trailer mechanic.

The benefits of taking advantage of trailer maintenance before you head off for the time of your life are powerful reasons not to overlook this important aspect of trailer ownership:

  • You’ll be able to extend the life of your trailer.
  • You’ll be less likely to have your trailer fail during your journey.
  • You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your trailer was checked before you put it into winter storage.

Give us a call at Reinhart Trailers before your next excursion!

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