As summer rolls in, we know you're excited about those upcoming outdoor adventures with your trailer. To make sure you have a smooth and safe journey, let us share some essential maintenance tips for your suspension springs. Trust us, a little TLC for your springs can go a long way in enhancing the quality of your summer escapades.
Perform Regular Inspections
First things first, give your suspension springs a thorough once-over before hitting the road. Look out for any cracks, rust, or deformities. Check if the coil springs are aligned properly and securely attached. Keep an eye out for any leaks or damage to the shock absorbers too. Oh, and don't forget to ensure the springs have the right tension and can handle the weight of your trailer. Safety first!
Keep Up with Cleaning and Lubrication
Now, let's talk about giving those springs a good cleaning. Grab some mild detergent and mix it with water. Scrub away any dirt, debris, or grime that has accumulated. Once clean, let them dry thoroughly. After that, it's time to show your springs some love with lubrication. Grab a top-notch lubricant recommended by your trailer manufacturer. Apply it evenly on the springs, shackles, and bushings. This will minimize friction, reduce wear and tear, and keep things running smoothly.
More Tips for Preventing Corrosion
You know how summer adventures expose your trailer to all sorts of weather conditions, right? Moisture and road salts can wreak havoc on your suspension springs. To protect them from corrosion, think about applying a protective coating or paint. Look for products specially made for trailers or vehicles. Make sure you cover all exposed areas of the springs with an even coating. And remember, if you notice any wear and tear during your trips, give those spots a quick touch-up with the coating.
Get Help with Your Trailer from The Trailer Parts Outlet
Now,we know you're pretty handy, but The Trailer Parts Outlet is always here to help. We have seen it all when it comes to trailer care, and we would rather you get answers ahead of time than try to do damage control after an accident.
Contact Us to Learn More
Fill out our contact form or call us to get the ball rolling. Browse our FAQ page, too. Taking care of your suspension springs is essential for a smooth and safe towing experience during your summer escapades. By following these maintenance tips—regular inspection, cleaning, lubrication, preventing corrosion, and seeking professional help when needed—you'll have your suspension springs adventure-ready. Get out there and make unforgettable memories!