Did you know proper care and maintenance could add more years of service to your old AB-Triple Trailer? Let me share with you proven effective maintenance tips that will keep this heavy-duty vehicle in good condition and compete with a new trailer.
Tip #1 – Don’t forget to have your trailer’s oil changed
When was the last time you had your AB-triple trailer oil changed from your trusted auto mechanic repair shop? If it has been ages, now is your chance to give this trailer that much needed oil change as well as the filter. If you want to ensure your AB-triple trailer performs better on the road and more like a new one, invest in these regular maintenance requirements.
Tip #2 – Check the tyres
The tyres of your AB-triple trailer are prone to wear and tear, especially if you are on the road every day for long distance trips. Check for uneven surfaces or signs of wear and tear. If you noticed remarkable uneven surfaces on the tyres, have them changed. Your driving performance also depends on the condition of your tyres, have them checked regularly.
Tip #3 – Make sure the tyres are balanced
Another effective way to ensure proper maintenance is observed on your tyres is to make sure they are balanced. Over several months of driving on bumpy roads and long distance trips, these external elements found on the road could result in your tyres becoming unbalanced.
Tip #4 – Have your wheels aligned
Driving the AB-triple trailer on rough road at a tremendous speed could result in the wheels of your AB-triple trailer becoming mis-aligned. The faster you drive on rougher surfaces the higher the chance of this happening. I recommend you have your triple trailer wheels aligned on a regular basis.
Tip #5 – Check the lights
Don’t forget the lights of your AB triple trailer, both the interior and exterior lights. If some of your lights provide dim light, check for electrical wiring problem. The lights of your AB-triple trailer must function well, especially if you are driving dawn or at night. You need full visibility when driving in poorly lit suburban areas and you also need to ensure you are visible to other drivers on the road.
Tip #6 – Check your fluid levels
On a regular basis ensure the required fluid levels of your AB triple trailer are checked and filled. The engine oil, engine coolant, windshield washer fluid should all be checked before and after every trip. Since you are driving an old AB-triple trailer, expect this vehicle may be prone to overheating, so make sure you bring a big water jug just in case you need to refill it.
Tip #7 – Have your triple trailer checked by an expert mechanic
Lastly, as years are added on your AB-triple trailer age, have it checked regularly by an expert mechanic to carefully inspect potential problems that may arise on your engine that could lead to total breakdown or malfunction while on a long distance trip. If there is an issue detected, let the mechanic do the necessary fixes or replacements to avoid full stop on your driving activities.
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