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The Need for Trailer Repair Can Be Connected to the Harshness of Weather

The Need for Trailer Repair Can Be Connected to the Harshness of Weather

Winter months, rain and stormy weather, or even heat waves can cause serious harm to your trailer if you don’t perform proper maintenance. Here’s what you need to know about harsh weather and how it’ll affect your trailer. With this knowledge and proper maintenance, your trailer can last a lifetime by your side.

 

Why Harsh Weather Damages Your Trailer

While the road itself can be an issue in winter or stormy weather, the extreme difference in temperature and conditions can also deteriorate your trailer. Trailer damage and wear can come from various reasons, including damage to its paint and surface protection that leads to rust and corrosion or uneven road surfaces damaging the axle. 

 

Tire Maintenance

Weather on all ends of the spectrum, hot or cold, wet or dry, will wear away at your tires. Some types of weather, such as cold and snow, can hide many issues with your tires and damage them more quickly than expected. Potholes are a primary source of damage during winter, which expands and cracks due to the cold.

 

Pothole Damage

With potholes comes damage to more than just your tires. Your trailer’s axle can bend or receive damage when driving over a pothole. The axles take the impact from the bump caused by the holes, resulting in damage or misalignment that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible.

 

Rust and Corrosion

Salt used to de-ice the roads and limit their freezing can stick to your trailer. While it may not appear to do much at first, if you don’t rinse off your trailer or wash it, the salt will speed up corrosion and rust, damaging and weakening its body.

 

Even during regular weather, moisture and liquid that sticks to your trailer can slowly wear down its protective layers, leading to exposed metal that eventually rusts. Leaving your trailer exposed increases the risk of damage occurring, especially if it rains and water is caught without any escape.

 

Winter Holidays and Hazardous Driving

With more people on the roads during holidays and extreme weather conditions, accidents, even small ones, are more likely to occur. If you don’t frequently drive with your trailer in tow, it’s easy to misjudge stopping distance. The same can be said for other drivers, resulting in them rear-ending your trailer and causing minor damage. 

 

Worst of all, many maintenance locations are busy and take longer to perform the required maintenance on your trailer during the holiday season. If you’re noticing any issues with your trailer, it’s important to get it looked at sooner rather than later.

 

Keep Your Trailer Maintained

Keeping your vehicle and trailers maintained is a must for proper road safety. Visit Edmonton Trailer Sales & Leasing Ltd. for all your towing and trailer maintenance in Edmonton. Take proper care of your trailer at home by regularly cleaning and inspecting it to reduce wear and tear between maintenance visits.

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