You may be interested in new or used car trailers for sale in UK. New trailers are naturally expected to be in an impeccable condition and the warranty should be comprehensive. There is more to worry about used car trailers and if you are not meticulous then the money you shall save by not choosing a new one will quickly vanish into thin air. Here is a quick guide to assess used car trailers for sale in UK.
• You must study the trailer from the perspective of working condition. It is easy to deck up an old trailer so it looks prettier and apparently sturdy. Delve a little into the state of the foundation or various supportive elements and you may discover a completely different reality. Begin with the floor. You should consciously look for signs of rotting or any kind of softness in the floorboards. The steel cross members should also be assessed. You should go for a model that has more cross members under the floor. This will ensure optimum strength and durability. Inspect all parts made of metals and alloys to confirm there is no corrosion.
• Draw a line between harmless cosmetic problems and serious symptoms of wear & tear. This applies to the floor and also to the wheels & tyres. You should not consider a trailer if there is an uneven wear. This implies the axles are bent or there is inadequate inflation. Inspect the brakes along with the pads. Check the wiring. It is usually faulty in old trailers. Do not buy a trailer if it has ordinary tyres. It should sport tyres meant for the brand, make and model of trailer.
• Check the coupler. It should not have any signs of damage. Know the rating for gross vehicle weight. Test the dividers, doors, butt and breast bars. Make sure the car trailer is compatible with your vehicle, not just in its unused state but when it is loaded.