JTI Inc. Cleveland

Trailers, Hitches, & Maintenance

Maintenance is Key: Treat your trailer like you treat your teeth

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It is key to maintain your trailer every 6 months, especially if you use your trailer jti_ex_10_26_14-32every day.

Taking your trailer in for service is like going to the dentist,

You’d rather go in for routine check-ups and do a little maintenance than wait until you need a root canal, right?

Really, trailer maintenance may be more similar than you think to going to the dentist. Who really wants to go the dentist? Who really wants to take a trailer off the road and take time from work for a service appointment? But just as you go to the dentist to prevent serious decay or other dental problems from occurring,  you want to take the time to prevent problems with your trailer.

You don’t want to break an axle because your bearings are not packed properly. Taking the few hours you need to ensure proper maintenance points are covered can minimize the risk of  accidents while your trailer is in use.

Once you come in, we’ll check it all, on us: Safety is our number one priority. Once we lift up your trailer to do the maintenance, we’ll go ahead and check it all. We want to make sure that everything is running properly and smoothly.  We’ll check your bearings, breaks (if you have them), your axle, your tires, and more.

Contact us to find out what’s covered on our regular inspections.

Here are some things you DON’T want to see: 


Old wheels…


Worn tire rims…


Rusted wheel hubs…


Rusted couplers…


Bad bearings….




We know you are busy: So, we’ll do the dirty work for you. Most of the time this is very simple work to re-pack your bearings and check your tires. But, our expert service team does this everyday and we bet that we can do it in a quarter of the time it would take you. We know that is valuable time that you can be spending on your business.

Maintenance Is KEY: By spending $150 every 6 months to keep your trailer in top shape to run everyday for your business, you are gaining peace of mind, safety, and consistency. You are saving money in the long run too.   Replacing an axle is three times that basic service. We’re the experts, gain assurance that we’ll take care of it.


Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 11.28.53 AMWe’re not dentists, but we really love to make our customers smile. Call us at 440.232.4311 to schedule a maintenance check-up. You’ll be glad you did.

Author: JTI Trailer & Hitch Experts

JTI is John's Trailers Inc., Cleveland's trailer experts since 1935. Our blog offers trailering tips, service, maintenance, and advice regarding trailers, hitches, and all related equipment (including snow plows).

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