You should start by checking the air in the tire. It is important that you ensure that your tires always have enough air to keep them moving. This is important as it is going to determine the period of time that your tire will take before they get damaged. When the air is not enough in the tire you will realize that the tire wears out within a short period of time. This is something that can be easily done by using the monitoring system to inspect the tire for the air leaks.
Another tip should be checking the suspension. You don’t need to be a profession to do this but just your eyes to look at irregular signs of tear, wear or heat cracks that are found on the springs. It is important that you ensure that there is nothing touching the suspension or interfering with its functionality. Not only that, but the springs should also have enough and equal pressure. Another thing that you should know is that the riding height should neither be to high or too low as it may make it difficult for the trailer to navigate the overpasses. You find that when there is little air the trailer will ride on the suspension bumper and this may damage the suspension components.
In addition, you should also make sure that you lube it correctly. You should make sure that you apply the correct lube at the right amount as this is essential for the operation of the trailer. Application of grease in the right amount is important as it will prevent the tear and wear of the moving parts. You can do this by crawling under the to identify some of the parts that need to be greased.
You should also make sure that you choose the lighting system of the trailer. You should do this regularly by checking at the wires, lamps and the harness system. Not only that but it is also important that you replace the grease at the connection points to prevent the tear and wear. The electrical system of the tractor is always damaged by the corrosion that is always caused by the liquid and the salt that is always used to de-ice the roads. The last thing that you want is to be stopped by the road side because of poor lighting system yet you might be running out of time.
In addition, you should also check the tractor security. This involves a close inspection of the tiedown straps, chains and ratchets. Loose switching, holes and snags should also be checked. Apart from that you should also check at the loose logistics tracks on the inside of the trailer.