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    Trailer Maintenance

    Trailer Maintenance You’ve learned about what to look for when buying a new trailer, how to hitch up a trailer to your vehicle, how to load and safely tow your trailer, and now we’re going to talk about that year-round topic….trailer maintenance. Just like you maintain your vehicles and your home, you must also maintain your trailer. From the hitch receiver at the nose of the trailer to the trailer brake lights at the rear, your trailer has many parts and pieces that need to be taken care of. The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers has put out this handy dandy checklist of routine monthly, yearly, and pre-trip maintenance that…

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    Loading and Towing Safely

    Loading and Towing Safely Fantastic! You’ve learned about what to know when buying a new trailer, how to hitch up your trailer, and now we’re on to how to load and safely tow your trailer. The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers has a great video and some helpful tips on how to load and tow safely. Trailer Safety Week runs this year from June 4th thru 10th, so please be sure to check here and on our Facebook page for more information. 

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    Buying a New Trailer

    Buying a New Trailer There is more to buying a new trailer than just finding a dealership, determining what kind of trailer you need, and the how much you want to pay. Knowing how trailers are built, knowing what each function or purpose of each piece is, how to properly maintain a trailer, and how to safely tow a trailer are some of the more key factors you need to keep in mind. The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers puts out some good information, and they have put out this video on, “What to Look For When Buying a New Trailer.” Watch for more on our website and on our…

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    How to Hitch a Trailer

    How to Hitch a Trailer Knowing how to hitch a trailer is a key component of owning and using a trailer. Your safety, and the safety of those on the road with you, depends on your skills and competency when you tow your vehicle. By hitching a trailer to your truck or SUV, you are saying to the world that you are knowledgeable and safe when taking your vehicle out on the road. If you aren’t sure how to hitch or tow a trailer, then you need to get some education BEFORE you ever purchase your first trailer. The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers has some easy-to-follow guides on how…

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    National Trailer Safety Week 2023

    National Trailer Safety Week 2023 The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) is rapidly gearing up for its fifth annual National Trailer Safety Week 2023 (TSW) to be held June 4-10. This traffic safety effort aims to close the gap of communication between trailer manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of trailers to make towing safer and raise awareness of safe towing practices. Safe trailering practices save lives, and with millions of trailers—used by businesses, local governments, and individuals—traversing the nation’s roadways every day, it is crucial to ensure that trailers are being towed safely for the sake of everyone on the roads.   You are invited to join Columbia Auto Repair…