Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Course

Towing Solutions Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course Certified by the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) and the NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association)

This is a professional single day training course which provides individuals and towing industry businesses with the commercial edge to develop customer confidence and additional profitable business.

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance

Course Details

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance

To be a trailer service engineer you must be able to identify the specialist components that are used in maintaining trailers and mobile plant. People who are working with trailers, must have the skill and technical knowledge to recognise worn components that need repairing or replacing.

Designed For

Businesses who service and maintain customer's trailers. Vehicle service technicians, workshop fitters and team leaders who have responsibility within organisations for maintaining and servicing trailers, horseboxes, marine trailers, mobile plant and other towed equipment.

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance
Trailer Servicing & Maintenance
Trailer Servicing & Maintenance
Trailer Servicing & Maintenance


This single day programme includes instruction in the operation and identification of all running gear and trailer components used in the UK towing industry.

The training consists of practical ‘hands on’ demonstrations with plenty of delegate participation in trailer maintenance procedures throughout the day. All delegates will be given a full set of Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course notes to assist in learning the theory on your training day as well as using as references in the future. Our illustrated course notes include informative technical data and useful manufacturer’s specifications.

Delegates will be able to identify individual manufacturers of braking systems, couplings and hitches in common use in the UK. You will learn how to spot faults within the components, the possible causes and how to rectify them. The practical workshop and training sessions cover all aspects of trailer maintenance including servicing, commissioning auto-reverse brakes and troubleshooting.


This single day course is held at our training facility in Macclesfield, Cheshire. A light lunch and refreshments are provided. Maximum 6 delegates per course.

Industry Qualification

Successful delegates will be awarded an industry recognised NTTA and IMI Awards certificate valid for 5 years.

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Course Content

  • Basic regulations applying to the UK light trailer market
  • Overrun couplings - operation and component identification
  • Reviewing complete braking systems - past and present designs
  • Overrun couplings - service and maintenance
  • Hubs & brake mechanisms - service and maintenance
  • Setting up an overrun auto-reverse braking system - fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Inspection and servicing of wheels, tyres and ancillary equipment
  • Electrical systems - understanding & servicing

Details & Costs

For course details and costs or if you want more information please contact our office on 01625 433 251 and we will be pleased to help you.

  • Single day course maximum 6 delegates

NB: Dependant on delegate numbers this course can be delivered on-site at the delegates premises.

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Upcoming Courses

Date Course Duration Places Location
26/09/2018 Trailer Servicing & Maintenance - 1 Day 1 Day 6 Wiltshire
31/10/2018 Trailer Servicing & Maintenance - 1 Day 1 Day 6 Wiltshire
28/11/2018 Trailer Servicing & Maintenance - 1 Day 1 Day 6 Wiltshire


"I thought the practical activities were very good. The training mock trailers were well thought of and at a good height to see and work with. It was good to get stuck in and take the brakes apart then put it all back together rather than just watch somone"
"The course was very good and helped with my knowledge and understanding on the service and maintenance of trailers. Dave Ward was a good trainer and I found it easy to learn from him"
"Myself and a colleague attended the Trailer servicing, maintenance & troubleshooting course with Towing Solutions. The course managed to fit a large amount of training and information into a one day course. This was perfect for us as we were going through"