If you’ve got a trailer, you know it’s your lifeline. Without it, you’re stuck on the pavement with nowhere to go. Making sure you catch problems early is the best way to get trailer repair in Mesa, AZ before you get stuck. Here at Straight Line Suspension, we repair trailers every single day. There are some issues that crop up much more than others. If these are brought in for repairs before they get worse, it can save you from losing other trailer components as well.
Trailer ratings can be confusing. That’s why we’ve created an easy to use trailer rating guide. This is one of the biggest issues we see. Trailers or hitches may be underrated for the weight put on them. This can cause a wide range of problems from broken axles to loads that don’t sit correctly and affect vehicle handling and safety.
Because drivers who use trailers are on the go so often, it’s easy to forget that regulations aren’t the same everywhere. We outfit trailers to meet safety regulations in the states they pass through. Some of the biggest differences in local states include:
You can see how much regulations vary just based on braking requirements alone. We can make sure you meet all the regulations of the states you’ll be passing through. We also thoroughly test all the work we do in order to make sure your trailer is ready for the long haul.
The best way to prevent the need for repairs is by being proactive. An improperly loaded trailer causes a whole host of problems. When your weight distribution is off it puts undue strain on the hitch as the weight of the trailer is pushing too heavily downward or pulling upwards. Roughly 60% of the weight should go towards the front of the trailer with 40% towards the rear. Make sure you do not exceed your GW or you could risk axle breaking or warping. Also, make sure to check your tire pressure after your trailer is loaded. That way you can get an accurate reading.