Is your transport fleet in need of reliable maintenance services to keep your trailers up and running year-round? As one of Western Canada’s leading suppliers of hauling solutions, as well as one of the region’s most trusted providers of trailer repair services for both standard and emergency maintenance needs, Kingpin Trailers is passionate about ensuring our customers always have access to the support they need when it matters most.
If it’s been some time since you last had your fleet serviced and you are noticing any of the issues below, it’s time to bring your trailers into a trusted service provider. Read on to learn 6 signs your truck or trailer need repair.
1. Noisy Brakes
If you’ve started to hear the telltale squeal of worn brakes, there’s no time to delay. Whether the trailer in question has been used for minimal hauling this season or has been one of your frequent fliers, squealing brakes can be an indicator of a serious issue that puts both you and your freight (not to mention other drivers) at risk. Book in immediately to investigate the cause further should you notice this issue persisting.
2. Less Control Going Downhill
Similar to above, if you’ve noticed your control or stop time is dwindling on downhill slopes, it’s time to take a closer look. While the cause may be a poorly distributed load, it could also be a sign of worn brakes, an ageing clutch, and much more.
When a semi runs low on fluids, you can run the risk of destroying the engine or transmission leading to costly repairs and massive delays. If your driver reports a suspected leak, you’ll want to have it looked at as soon a possible to minimize the time between repair and getting back out on the road safely.
4. Gears Are Shifting Poorly
If your gears are starting to grind as you attempt to shift or seem to constantly miss hitting the right sweet spot, there’s a solid chance something has gone awry. Taking your rig into a skilled mechanic will help determine the cause quickly and avoid more progressed damage down the line.
5. Your Fuel Economy is Suffering
Have you noticed your fuel economy dipping even though your load weights have stayed the same? If you’re suddenly burning through gas much faster than before, that is a sure sign something isn’t working as it should.
6. Turning is a Struggle
If you find yourself having to compensate a little more each time you turn, your rig not only presents a danger to you but to everyone else on the road. Bring it in immediately for service.
Hassle-Free Western Canada Repairs
With locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, Kingpin Trailers makes service and maintenance easy. We proudly offer fleet maintenance, 24/7 mobile service and comprehensive repair options for your convenience, all year round. Learn more by contacting us today!