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Trailer Brakes

When it comes to the safety and efficiency of your trailer, it is imperative that you check your trailer’s brakes and make adjustments or replacements to keep up with performance. You need to be able to rely on your trailer brakes for everyday use and, most importantly, in emergency situations. TradeSmart provides quality trailer parts to our customers. 

Whether you need a complete trailer brakes system, trailer towbars or trailer jockey wheels, we’re here to provide you with the parts that you need. Our team is on hand to give you advice and guidance to guarantee you’re making the right purchase from us.  

Setting up Your Trailer Brakes

Much like with vehicle brakes, you will be able to tell by the change in performance of your trailer. You may have noticed a squealing or screeching noise while you have been driving – if this is the case, you need to examine your trailer’s brakes.

Check your trailer brakes by jacking up your trailer and removing the wheel. Look on the inside of the drum grooves on the drum’s inner wall. If the grooves look deep, or you see evidence of burnt spots, you need to replace the drum. While you’re replacing your trailer brakes, use it as an opportunity to clean and lubricate the wheel bearings as well.