Tips on How to Maintain Your Jet Ski TrailerBlog | April 23rd, 2018
There is nothing quite like hitting the open water with your Jet Ski on a nice day. Feeling the wind through your hair and seeing your friends and family have a good time can be a ton of fun. Obviously, we make sure to spend time and money in order to keep our jet skis well maintained and in riding shape. However, do we spend that same amount of effort protecting our Jet Ski trailers? Proper maintenance of your Jet Ski trailer can help to prolong the life of the vehicle while also keeping your own jet skis safe and secure, thus giving you the chance to hit the water whenever you feel like it. Today, we are going to focus on a few tips for keeping your Jet Ski trailer well maintained and ready for the road.
Maintenance Tips for Your Jet Ski Trailer
It doesn’t take a Jet Ski master to know that having a functional trailer to haul your equipment around can make life much, much easier. Much like your regular automobile, you should spend extra time with your trailer in order to make sure that it is being properly maintained. We believe in the idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of replacement expenses. So what does this mean? Where do you start your maintenance efforts? Fortunately, the process is extremely simple and you can knock out most of your trailer maintenance on the day of your actual trips. Let’s begin with a few simple tips:
1) Routinely Wash Your Trailer.
Washing your trailer should be a no-brainer and this is particularly true of people who take their trailer out to saltwater environments. Get in the habit of using soapy water and a little bit of elbow grease to help keep your trailer clean and free of deterioration.
2) Perform Spot Checks Before Every Ride.
This sounds more complicated than it actually is. Before you pull out of your driveway, make sure to take a walk around your trailer. Check the pressure of your wheels, make sure that your brake lights are in operation, and make sure that everything is safely secured for hauling. If you’re mechanically sound, you can take a close look at your wheel bearings and your axle. If you aren’t mechanically inclined, have a buddy look them over for you.
3) Practice Proper Storage Habits.
If you are putting your trailer away for the season, remove all of the wheels from the vehicle. By removing your wheels you will help protect them from going flat and corroding during the off-season.