Boat Trailer Maintenance: Shop Online for Parts and AccessoriesBlog | October 13th, 2017
If you are a boat owner that uses a trailer to either store your boat or move it when needed, then you know how important boat trailer maintenance is. Without a boat trailer, getting from one boat launch to another wouldn’t be possible. Not only that, but making sure that your boat trailer is in sound working condition is more important for the sake of safety of your boat.
Boat trailers need to be road worthy, and although most boat owners take as much care of their trailers as they do their boats, sometimes parts break or wear down, eventually. The best way to make sure you know the exact condition of your boat trailer is to conduct scheduled general maintenance work on it, to catch problems before they occur.
Boat Trailer General Maintenance Check List
How often should you perform maintenance on your boat trailer? That is a good questions, at the very least once or twice a year, or before and after you use it. This is to make sure nothing is broken and goes unnoticed, so that repairs can be made ASAP. Here are some simple things you can do to make sure that your boat trailer stays in good shape.
Check the trailer plug-in – this is important to make sure that your trailer lights are working when you’re in motion, especially for larger trailers with breaks. Make sure the connectors are rust free and clean, you can use a small amount of grease on each connector to make sure the 6 pin or 7 pin round plug makes a good connection, and to prevent rusting and corrosion.
Make sure that all the submersible boat trailer lights are working – goes without saying that you need to make sure that the brake lights, turning signals, and running lights all work, and replace them when needed. It is also recommended to carry spare bulbs when you plan on using your boat trailer because when running lights, break lights, and turning signals are not working it drastically increases the risk of an accident.
These are just some of the basic things that need to be checked on your boat trailer before heading out, but there other areas of the trailer to check too, such as the keel rollers, the non-break coupling and override break coupling, the wench cable and handle, and the boat trailer’s break cable. Anyone of these may need to be replaced, and when they do, you can find just what you need online, at Sales Trailers in Sydney.
Shopping for boat trailer parts online at Sales Trailers has never been easier, and deliveries are fast. We carry all the spare parts you need for a wide range of trailers, from small inboard ski boat trailers to ski boat trailers.