FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Our trailer repairs in Gaithersburg vary based on the severity of the issue, the availability of parts, and our current repair schedule. We always focus on getting you your trailer back as soon as possible, because we know your trailer is vital to your work.

 

Give us a call to discuss your trailer repair and we’ll give you an estimated schedule of how long the work is expected to take.

At C&C, we offer trailer services for all types of trailers! Our primary focus includes landscaping trailers, dump trailers, equipment trailers, and enclosed trailers. We repair lighting, brakes, axels, fabricate custom accessories, and more.

We are also an authorized MD trailer inspection station, so whatever trailer service you need, we are available.

Suggested regular trailer maintenance includes checking the lighting, electrical, brakes, tires, wheels, and axels. You want to always ensure your hitch installation is secure and there is no faulty equipment or damages that could compromise the connection point.

 

Just like with regular vehicles, conducting a quick monthly check of your trailer is best for safe hauling.

If you need multiple trailer services in Gaithersburg, please give us a call or send us a message. Based on the trailer repairs you need, the trailer parts you are interested in, and the type of trailer you have, we can give you an estimated price for the total trailer service you need.

Yes, brakes are required on a trailer, especially parking brakes. This is to ensure safe parking on any level grade. Trailer brakes in general help to ensure safe stopping with heavy loads. Brakes on all wheels are required in Maryland for trailers with a registered gross weight of at least 10,000 lbs.

To determine what trailers your vehicle can pull, you must first know the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This is often found on your VIN label.


Make sure that you subtract the EMPTY weight of the trailer from the GVWR to determine your cargo capacity – the GVWR includes the trailer and its load. An empty trailer that matches your GVWR would have no cargo limit safe for your vehicle.

You always want to stay under 80% of your towing capacity for safety. To ensure a trailer a is compatible with your vehicle, check your vehicle’s GVWR, the weight of the empty trailer, and the weight of your cargo.

 

A secure connection of the trailer to your vehicle will be dependant on which trailer hitch you purchase. At C&C, we can help you ensure a safe towing journey.