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Trailer Inspection in PA: Everything You Need to Know

To legally drive on the road in PA, your car or truck needs a yearly inspection to ensure that the vehicle is maintained for safe operations. Much like your car or truck, your trailer is a piece of equipment — which begs the question: is a trailer inspection in PA required?

The answer to that depends on your trailer. Some heavier trailers do need a trailer inspection to stay legal on PA roads. On the other hand, an official inspection may not be required for some trailers.

At TP Trailers & Truck Equipment, we offer one of the largest selections of trailers for sale — as well as perform PA state inspections and important maintenance for trailers. Read our blog to learn all about trailer inspection in PA!

Do I Need My Trailer Inspected in PA?

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Once again, the answer to this question comes down to your trailer. Reaching out to a trailer professional is the surest way to learn whether or not a trailer inspection is recommended. Contact TP today to learn if you need an inspection — and schedule with us!

However, there are a few factors that determine whether a particular trailer will legally need to be inspected once per year like a car or truck.

Here’s how to know if your trailer needs an official inspection:

  • If a trailer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is under 3,000 lbs., it legally does not need to be inspected in PA.
  • If a trailer does not have brakes, it will not need to be officially inspected.
  • If a trailer both has brakes and a GVWR over 3,000 lbs., it is legally required to have a yearly inspection at an official state inspection station.

If you have any questions about your specific trailer, do not hesitate to contact us. However, even if your trailer doesn’t need to be inspected, we say that it’s worth having a technician take a look at it for safety reasons. Having us examine your trailer can ensure that it’s in the safest possible condition — and an inspection can even prevent future issues which may cost you a hefty repair bill.

Learn more about finding the best motorcycle trailer and the best car trailer.

Individual vehicle towing capabilities vary, please refer to your owner’s manual or call your dealer to find out the specifics for your vehicle.

Trust TP for Everything Trailers

At TP Trailers & Truck Equipment, trailers are one of our primary specialties. Not only do we carry a large inventory of open and enclosed trailers on our sales lot, we also carry the parts needed for trailer repairs. This makes us the place to go for sales, repairs, and your yearly trailer inspection.

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Not only is TP Trailers an official PA state inspection facility, but we can also repair whatever your trailer needs. In fact, oftentimes when you bring a trailer to a traditional garage, they’ll bring it to us!

So, cut out the middle-man and trust the company that puts trailers on center stage. Odds are, our trailer inspection and repair prices will be less than garages that typically fix cars and trucks. In addition, our trailer mechanics will have more specialized knowledge about your trailer, helping us catch problems before they become expensive. Finally, chances are that we’ll have all of the trailer parts you need in stock, which means less waiting for you.

Plus, we answer all of your trailer questions! Learn more about whether or not you need trailer insurance.

Schedule Your PA Trailer Inspection Today

Whether you’re still trying to determine if you need to get your trailer inspected in PA, or if you’re looking to schedule an inspection, we can help.

Our full-service repair shop is located in Limerick and is convenient for drivers throughout South Central PA and beyond. Contact our experts to learn more and to schedule your trailer inspection today!

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