Thursday, December 4, 2014

Inspecting Boat Trailer Parts for Safety

Having a boat trailer makes it easier to own a boat without living next to the shore. You can simply tow your boat to the port whenever you feel like going out to the water. As you drive your boat from the shelter of your home, through the highway and onto the lake, its safety will hinge on a large part on the reliability of your boat trailer parts.

Tire Inspection
Check your tires and make sure that they aren’t too worn out or deflated to run properly—check the amount of tread, too little and it means that you should get new ones to be on the safe side. Other indicators that you need to replace your tires are signs of rot, insufficient pressure, or the presence of bubbles or gouges in the rubber.
Trailer Lights
Many boat owners fail to appreciate the value of having functional trailer lights until they get into an accident on the highway at night. Check your warning signals before heading out and replace any busted or worn light. Furthermore, make sure that your signal lights respond to the movement of the trailer.

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