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At the Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists, we, as our name suggests, repair and service automobiles. From two-door coupes, to family sedans, to pickup trucks, to SUVs, and more. But what about trailers?

If you’re concerned about the condition of your trailer, you might be searching, “trailer maintenance checklist”, “trailer repair [City]”, “trailer maintenance and repair near me”, or something similar. If so, we can help. Here’s what you should know about trailer maintenance and repair.

“Is there somewhere I can get trailer maintenance and repair near me in [City], Ontario?”

There is! You don’t need to go to a shop that specializes in just trailers and campers, you can come to the Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists in [City]. We’re happy to help Ontarians with their personal trailers and campers. We’ll make sure your trailer is ready for your camping trip, festival, cross-country road trip, or other outdoor event. But how do we do that?

Trailer repair and maintenance

We should make clear that this article discusses trailers and campers that individuals or families own for personal use. This article is not about big rig commercial trailers used by truckers. We’re talking about the travel trailers Canadians take with them on road trips.

These trailers are convenient and can save you money on hotel rooms and camping tents. But that’s only if you give your trailer the proper annual maintenance it needs, keeping repair costs down and getting the most out of your financial investment. Summer is right around the corner at the time of writing, so now would be a good time to get your trailer inspected and serviced.

Annual trailer maintenance and repair

Some trailer maintenance should be done every year to ensure small problems don’t develop into big problems. For example, water damage is common for trailers and if left unchecked can spread and debilitate your trailer. Water can get in from cracks and openings around vents and appliances.

These cracks can widen when you tow your trailer over tough terrain and if it’s left outside or in a draughty garage over winter. That’s why it’s crucial to have your travel trailer inspected and any leaks or widening gaps patched. Suspect sealant on the roof, around windows, and at corner moldings ought to be removed and replaced. Some manufacturer’s guides suggest specific types of sealants.

Travel trailer maintenance tips

Here are some tips you can follow to extend the longevity of your trailer:

  • Inspect your trailer after each trip.
  • Drain the water waste tank after each trip.
  • Drain the freshwater tank once a month.
  • Check your tire pressure before embarking on a trip.
  • Ensure your lug nuts are torqued to the proper specifications.
  • Get your wheel bearings repacked periodically.
  • Test your electronics, gas, heating, and/or air conditioning systems regularly.
  • Change the engine oil in your generator.
  • Check that all your lights are working, including signal lights, headlights, and brake lights.

Come visit the Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists for all your trailer maintenance needs in [City], ON.

You can trust MARS to perform any trailer maintenance or repair you need. To book an appointment for trailer service, please click here. To learn more about what we do, please get in touch with us via our website or call us at 905-821-4992.

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