Roof racks are a quick and cost-effective way to increase your storage potential in your car. Modern roof racks can be fitted to your vehicle in just a few minutes, providing a strong and sturdy platform for transporting a variety of items including bikes, ski’s, and roof boxes – all of which have their own specialised fitting equipment to make for easy and reliable transportation.
Towing a trailer long distance can sometimes be a daunting prospect, is the trailer up to it? Are you going to get stuck hundreds of miles from home? Towing a trailer presents a higher risk to your journey that if you were to be without one, but of course sometimes it is necessary to make these trips. Today here at TrailerTek we are going to cover some ways you can stay safe on your TrailerTrek and cover all those miles with confidence!
As with nearly every industry, there will be big names which dominate the market, and there will be smaller, lesser-known companies which compete for their time in the spotlight. Today we are covering how more popular brands compare against their often-cheaper counterparts, and whether it’s worth spending a little extra cash when you’re looking for your next trailer part or towing accessory.
With so many different types, sizes, and functions to choose from, how do you make sure you’re getting the right trailer for you? Today we are going to look at how you should try to go about choosing which trailer you buy for functionality, practicalities to consider including storage & loading, and how your intended towing vehicle can affect your trailer of choice.
We all know our trailers need lighting, but sometimes the rules on lighting requirements can get a little fuzzy when you are looking at larger trailers. The size and function of the trailer is the main factor dictating which lights you need, where you need them, and how many you need. Today we are going to try and make it all clearer for you, so you can ensure your trailer is legal, and most importantly, safe to be on the road.
Manoeuvring a vehicle while you have something in tow is sometimes a bit of a daunting prospect. This is made worse if you are new to towing, have to manoeuvre your vehicle in tight space, or both. But today we are going to try and change your mind and relieve a bit of that stress to give you more confidence when you’re guiding your trailer through tight spots.
So, you’ve got yourself a shiny new trailer on your driveway, and doesn’t it look lovely! …But you might not be the only one who thinks so, trailer theft is a big problem in the towing world, and it is only getting worse. Thankfully here at TrailerTek we sock a huge selection of SAS accessories, dedicated to keeping your trailer safe and secure when you’re not keeping a watchful eye on it.
Depending on the size and weight of the trailer you are towing, it might need to have brakes fitted to it. Usually trailers that do need brakes will have them fitted before they leave the factory, to meet safety criteria. If you do have a trailer that does have brakes, it is important that they are fitted and maintained properly so they are there when you need them. Regulations state that by law, a trailer that is over a gross trailer mass of 750kg or is dual axle is required to have its own braking system.
Jockey wheels are an essential when it comes to trailers and caravans. They allow the nose of the trailer to remain lifted once they are disconnected from the towing vehicle. This is not only essential for when hitching and unhitching, but also allows the trailer to be manoeuvred without the use of a towing vehicle. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the jockey wheel on your trailer, so it is important to make sure you get the right one for you. Read on for our guide on how to choose your trailer jockey wheel.
With the large and often very heavy loads our trailer carry it is vital they see regular maintenance and are kept in appropriate road condition. But its not just the trailer structure that needs to be up to the job, all of that weight is transferred through the trailer body, axle, wheel hubs and finally to the tyres. With such a huge selection of tyres available on the market, how do you know which tyre is right for you? Well, we are here to lend a hand, and shed some light on which trailer tyres will be most fit for purpose and cost effective for your trailers use!