Boating Tips: Proper Trailer Maintenance

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Neglecting your trailer can keep you off the water and ruin an exciting trip. Caring for your trailer isn’t difficult, but it is super important. In this week's episode, Captains Nick and Keith talk all things boat trailer maintenance. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about trailer maintenance.

Trailer Checklist 

Just like you would with your car, make sure that you check the air pressure in your trailer tires in order to prevent blowouts. 

Additionally, be sure that all your lugnuts are tight and that your break lights work as well. 

Trailer Care

Saltwater is one of the harshest environments on the planet. If you’re boating in saltwater, it is essential to spray down every part of your trailer including the frames and axels. 

If you’re a freshwater boater, you’re not off the hook. After every use you should still be spraying down your trailer and working to keep it clean. A boat trailer repair can be a costly proposition, so properly caring for it is essential. 

Trailer Maintenance 

One of the easiest but most important things that you can do to keep your trailer in good working order is to make sure to grease/lube all of your bearings and hubs. 

How MarineMax can Help

MarineMax not only has boat parts, but we can help service your trailer as well through our service department. We offer tons of boat parts and accessories as well as items to help you show your boat some love. We’ll see you out on the water.  


You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Tips and our sister podcast, From the Helm Boating Broadcast, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. See you out on the water! 

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