After buying a car, regular inspections are a matter of course. Mandatory inspections after buying a new car are necessary in order to maintain warranty claims. Regular oil changes, summer and winter checks are a matter of course.
The Trailer Inspection
For trailers, there are no rules on how regular an inspection should be carried out. When buying a new trailer, there are maintenance rules in the user manual that are not mandatory, but should be adhered to.
Over time, the user lands in a tray or in the trash, it is then also forget that a car trailer ‘s maintenance needs. Maintenance does not only refer to keeping it clean, but should also refer to the necessary operability of the trailer. A regular inspection essentially contributes to compliance with road safety.
Carry Out The Inspection Yourself
A car trailer without a brake is easy to maintain due to its simple design. Every car trailer owner who can handle tools is able to carry out an inspection of a trailer himself.
In the case of trailers with a brake system, a specialist workshop should be visited to check the brake for operational safety. Every car workshop should be able to check a trailer braking system.
Own Control Of The Trailer
Even if a trailer is rarely used, it is important to regularly check the air pressure of the tires and top up if necessary. Check wheel bolts or wheel nuts for tight fit. Check the tires for tread depth, cracks and, above all, the treads for run-in stones or other objects, remove any inclusions.
If a retracted nail, screw or similar object is discovered, do not pull it out. When you pull it out, the air can immediately escape from the tire. It should be removed before or at the tire service, who can repair the flat tire immediately.
The coupling should be checked for ease of movement and the fastening screws for tight fit. The ball on the pulling device should be regularly sprayed with some grease.
Check all screw connections on the trailer also below the floor for tight fit and retighten if necessary.
The tailgate hooks and hinges should be snug and not rattle. If these are worn out, replace them.
Check the electrical system, even if modern vehicles detect a defective lamp and report it to the driver, a loose contact can occur.