How often should I service my trailer parts?

How often should I service my trailer parts?

The frequency of servicing your trailer parts depends on several factors, including the type of trailer, its usage, and the manufacturer's recommendations. While we can provide some general guidelines, it's essential to refer to the specific maintenance instructions provided by the trailer manufacturer, whether it's M-TEC, Ifor Williams, or INDESPENSION.

Here are some general recommendations for trailer maintenance:

Regular Inspections:

Perform visual inspections before each use. Check for any signs of wear, damage, or loose components.

Look for issues with tires, brakes, lights, and suspension components.

Routine Maintenance:

Grease bearings and moving parts regularly, as specified in the manufacturer's manual.

Lubricate hinges, latches, and other mechanical components to prevent rust and ensure smooth operation.

Brake System:

Inspect and adjust the brakes according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Check brake fluid levels regularly if your trailer is equipped with hydraulic brakes.


Inspect tire pressure before each use and maintain it at the recommended levels.

Check for tire wear and replace tires that show signs of significant wear or damage.

Electrical System:

Test and replace any faulty lights or wiring.

Ensure proper functioning of brake lights, turn signals, and other electrical components.


Check the suspension system for signs of wear or damage.

Inspect leaf springs, shock absorbers, and other components for proper function.

Chassis and Frame:

Inspect the chassis and frame for signs of rust, corrosion, or structural damage.

Address any rust spots promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Load Capacity:

Adhere to the trailer's load capacity guidelines. Overloading can lead to increased wear on components.


Store the trailer in a dry and secure location when not in use.

Consider using wheel chocks to prevent the trailer from rolling during storage.

Professional Servicing:

Schedule professional servicing at regular intervals, as recommended by the manufacturer.

Our Professional technicians here at M O'Toole Trailers can perform more in-depth inspections and address issues that may not be visible during routine checks.

Always consult the specific maintenance guidelines provided by M-TEC, Ifor Williams, or INDESPENSION for your trailer model. Following the manufacturer's recommendations ensures the longevity and safety of your trailer.

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