When people think of rust proofing, cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs often come to mind. Trailers are often overlooked when it’s time to rust proof your vehicle. Depending on what you use your trailer for, you may not even think that it needs rust proofing and you would rather save money by leaving it be. Here are some things to consider when it comes to rust-proofing your trailer.
Rust and Your Trailer
Trailers are just like vehicles: they have metal parts that are just are susceptible to corrosion and trailers can rust just as quickly as a car if it is left unprotected. Even if your trailers doesn’t get used often, it is still exposed to moisture and other elements that can cause and accelerate corrosion and you may find your trailer full of rust when you really need to use it.
Trailers can often be overlooked for maintenance, so the dangers of rust spreading can be higher than on your vehicle. You may not even notice a rust problem at first glance, which is why thoroughly inspecting your trailer is important, no matter how much or little it is used.
Prevention vs Repairs
Perhaps your budget is limited and you don’t want to spend extra money rust proofing a trailer that you use once in a while. However, Driving.ca points out that preventing the rust problem in the first place will be cheaper than repairing the damage after rust has settled in. Even a minor rust problem can cost you hundreds of dollars and if it spreads, the repair costs could be so high it may be cheaper just to replace the trailer.
Every spot of your trailer is vulnerable, including the frame and suspension system, so protecting these areas is important if you want to have a usable trailer for when you need it. It is especially true if you use your trailer often for work purposes.
How You Can Protect Your Trailer
While there are many rust proofing methods you can use to help protect your trailer from rust damage, drip oil rust proofing has been proven to be extremely effective at preventing corrosion. Krown uses the drip oil method, and the oil-based product is a non-toxic mix that is environmentally friendly and offers maximum protection to your trailer.
So when you are ready to rust proof your vehicle, don’t forget to bring your trailer along for the ride as well. The dangers of rust damage apply to your trailer just as much as your vehicle, so contact Krown for more information today!
The purpose of Krown St. Louis's blog is to help lengthen the life of your vehicle through educational articles, tips, and suggestions about maintenance, especially when it comes to rust prone issues.