How often do you service your Boat trailer?
Granted the Trailer itself is probably the cheapest mechanical component to the hobby of boating however to often it is overlooked for basic maintenance.
Boat trailers are regularly submerged in water which at the best of times is bad for bearings and breaks but add to that the fact that majority of these submerging events take place in salt water and you rapidly increase the risk of rust and corrosion.
Many preventative products are now available including whats called bearing buddies. These things do work at reducing the rate at which rust and corrosion takes place however nothing will ever completely prevent it.
Our advise is that every year when the trailer is due for its registration inspection. Get the trailer serviced. This includes cleaning and repacking bearings and when needed replacing the bearings. This may sound excessive with the cost of a few hundred dollars added to the hobby every year but your second or third most expensive asset (depends if you own your house) is on the back of that trailer. Surely the out lay is worth it.
A few hundred dollars a year is a small price to pay to avoid a ruined holiday on the side of the road, the possible damage to vehicles and harm to other people in the event that a failed bearing causes a road accident (which it can do) or the fact that your boat that could be valued anywhere up to a million dollars is not lying in a ditch on the side of the road.
Trusting your car to the care of GDL Automotive means you don’t need to change anything in your schedule. You don’t need to take time off work or adjust your normal day to day plans. Your car is picked up from your home or place of work, removing the inconvenience of delivering it to a service centre.
At the end of the day, your car is back where you left it. Everything sorted for you, hassle and stress free. We take care of everything related to your car: servicing, repairs, electrical, tyres, wheel alignments, detailing, registration inspections, blue slip, vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty – in fact, absolutely anything!
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