One of the important tips is to check the air. You should regularly check for the volume of air in the tire. This is important as it is going to determine the period of time that your tire will take before they get damaged. When the air is not enough in the tire you will realize that the tire wears out within a short period of time. At some point you may find that the tire might have some leaks and thus why you should use monitoring system to inspect the tire for the leaks.
Another tip should be checking the suspension. You don’t need to be a profession to do this but just your eyes to look at irregular signs of tear, wear or heat cracks that are found on the springs. It is important that you ensure that there is nothing touching the suspension or interfering with its functionality. Apart from that, you should also make sure that the springs have equal and sufficient pressure. In addition, you should also make sure that the ride height is neither too high nor too low as this may interfere with safely navigating the overpasses. You should prevent this at all levels since little air is not good for the suspension components as the trailer will be riding on suspension bumper instead of air bag.
Apart from that, you should also make sure that you lube it correctly. You should make sure that you apply the correct lube at the right amount as this is essential for the operation of the trailer. This is important as it will make sure that it prevents the tear and wear of some of the moving parts. You can do this by crawling under the to identify some of the parts that need to be greased.
Another thing that you should do is to keep it light up. This can be done by checking the lamps, wires, and the harness system. Not only that but it is also important that you replace the grease at the connection points to prevent the tear and wear. The electrical system of the tractor is always damaged by the corrosion that is always caused by the liquid and the salt that is always used to de-ice the roads. The last thing that you want is to be stopped by the road side because of poor lighting system yet you might be running out of time.
In addition, you should also check the tractor security. You can start by inspecting the tiedown straps, chains and the ratchets. Not only that, but you should also check the holes, snags, tears and cuts, loose switching. Not forgetting the loose logistics from the inside.