Fluid is like blood running through the veins—it is that important. Your body will not function without blood and neither will your trailer without fluid.
What are some of the fluids you need to keep checking in your vehicle?
- Brake fluid
- Antifreeze fluid
- Hydraulic Fluid
- Washer fluid
When the fluid carriers run dry, the corresponding parts will start misbehaving, which will affect the performance of your trailer.
A leak causes leaks in the hydraulic system, which is in the hose pipe of the reservoir cap. This type of issue is a common occurrence. With this in mind, remember it is important to keep an eye on the hydraulic system.
The counter-effect of hydraulic system fluids is coolant or oil leaks which are harmful. When the auto-shift system on your trailer is locked up, you could lose steering and brakes control, especially when starting on an incline.
When you notice coolant leaks, you need to change the affected parts. Replacing the damaged hose or reservoir cap requires special attention and specialised tools. In the process, you might have to reset your antifreeze mix ratio to free in colder seasons.
The critical fluid is the brake fluid which needs extra attention because a brake malfunction can literally be deadly. If you use your brakes often it is important to come see us for a significant fluid change.
Besides checking the essential fluids, you can also clean your air filter. When the air filter is clean, your trailer uses less fuel. Remember to maintain your air filter according to the manufacturer's recommendation or with the help of a mechanic.