Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to service my trailer?

When trailers are left to stand you still need to service the trailer as brake parts, bearings and couplings can all corrode or seize through lack of use, tyres can perish and electrical can corrode and stop working.

What parts of a trailer do you service?

Although there is no engine to service, trailers still have many essential moving parts. These would include the braking system; the coupling, the cables & rods and the brakes themselves. The wheels and bearings are constantly moving too so need regular checks. You can read about our Full Servicing Procedure here.

How often should I service my trailer?

For trailers that receive heavy, daily use (such as commercial or plant) it is recommended that a service is carried out once every 6 months or so. Whereas for trailers receive less frequent or prolonged use an annual service is usually sufficient. Properly serviced and maintained, a trailer will provide many years of reliable service.

Who is responsible for the maintenance of the trailer?

Maintenance of the trailer is the responsibility of the trailer owner or transport manager of a company. In addition, you should not tow a trailer if you are aware of any problems. Poor maintenance of a trailer can result in catastrophic results.

How do I get in touch with Ben Owen Services Ltd?

You can contact us by phone, email or through our Facebook page