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Maintenance Minute: Extending Your Trailer's Brake Life

When safeguarding your trailer's lifespan and performance, prioritizing brake maintenance is a game-changer. In this 60-second video, we'll equip you and your team with essential tips for extending the lifespan of your trailer brakes through consistent, proactive care.

Meet Adriene, our maintenance expert, as she guides you through a quick brake system inspection.


Here are some key takeaways:

1. Thorough Component Examination

Routine checks of vital parts like drums, shoes, and springs are critical for your tire health. Adriene shares how to check for cracks, corrosion, and wear, highlighting wear indicators found in select brake shoe kits.

"Neglecting brake drums can jeopardize stopping efficiency and escalate to brake failure." 

2. Sustaining the Air Brake System

In this Maintenance Minute, Adriene highlights the importance of maintaining the air brake system, which includes the trailer air lines.

3. Diligent Wear and Damage Scrutiny 

Adriene walks you through a vigilant inspection regimen to uncover wear, damage, or air leaks. 

4. Dependable Brake Performance on the Road

By incorporating the straightforward yet impactful upkeep practices highlighted in this Maintenance Minute, you're not just enhancing trailer brake longevity but also guaranteeing performance on the road. 


Talk to an expert

Want more information about these or other ways to get the most from your trailer fleet? Then give us a call. At Premier, we’ve kept our clients on the road through millions of miles and every imaginable circumstance. We’d like to be a resource to you as well.




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