Tips for Buying a Utility Trailer
Utility trailers are often small but can be a real workhorse and excellent tool for anyone from gardeners and DIYer’s to farmers and homeowners. There is no doubt that owning a utility trailer can make your life easier in many ways but doing a bit of research before buying a new utility trailer can help ensure you get the trailer that is right for you.
Like many things buying a utility trailer is not quite a simple as it might seem at a glance. Here are a few tips to help make your trailer purchase a little simpler and to help you get the utility trailer that is right for you and your needs.
- Types of Trailers:
In todays market there are a lot of options when it comes to utility trailers. Because of the endless options many customers may end up searching for and even purchasing a trailer that doesn’t fit their needs. Being aware of your tow vehicle and the goals you have for your new trailer are a big step in the right direction.
- Size Matters:
Utility trailers come in a variety of sizes and with multiple options like side rails and ramps. Price is certainly a concern when you are considering a utility trailer but at the same time you want to be sure that the trailer you are choosing is at least big enough in both size and weight capacity to fit your needs. After choosing the basic size and capacity additional options can be considered. Having a trailer that is slightly larger than what you need is likely better than the opposite.
- Choose Functionality Over Looks:
Buying a trailer is a long term investment that with proper maintenance will last you for years to come. When it comes to utility trailers looks can be deceiving. Be sure you choose a trailer that has the features, size and capacity that you will need and not just the one that looks the best. Durability and functionality will last a lot longer than a shiny new paint job.
- Tires are Important:
Choosing the right tires is a big part of ensuring that your new trailer will perform the way that you want and will be able to carry the loads you are looking to carry. Tire condition is of course very important when choosing a used trailer, but tire specs are also important even when choosing to buy new.
- Used Versus Dealer:
There is no shortage of online resources to purchase used trailers these days but there are a lot of other things to consider beyond price. Buying from an authorized dealer will let you see a lot of different models an options in one place and help you choose the trailer that best fits your needs. The other thing to consider is that when purchasing from a certified dealer you wont have to worry about potential “unseen” problems a few weeks down the road and will likely have a manufacturer warranty to help protect your investment.
The bottom line is that buying a utility trailer is a substantial investment for most of us and making sure you get the trailer you want the first time with no hassle important.
The experts at USA Trailer Sales carry a huge selection of trailers and are always here to help you negotiate the many options and possible customizations available when buying your trailer. Please contact us with any questions you may have or stop by one of our six Michigan locations to speak with a local trailer expert today.