Friday, March 13, 2015
Ensure Your Boating Trips Are Trouble-Free with Trailer Maintenance
Bearings Well-maintained boat trailer bearings are another part of ensuring your trailer is in good condition. Ball bearings can be found in your wheels and they ensure that your trailer wheels are functioning properly. Usually packed in the wheel hub with lubricants, ball bearings ensure that you can tow your trailer smoothly and lowers the friction caused by your boat’s weight; without it, your trailer would grind down to a halt due to your boat’s weight. Replace and apply lubricant to these bearings when necessary, especially if they start to become noisy. Brakes Another important part to be aware of are the brakes on your trailer. You’ll want your trailer to stop at the same time as your towing vehicle so as to avoid any accidents. Furthermore, faulty brakes can cause friction in your wheel bearings, resulting in serious and costly damage. Check the brake fluid in your trailer to see if it is at the right level and see to it that the brake lines are not leaking.