Trailer Servicing & Maintenance 2 Day Course

Towing Solutions Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course certified by the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) and the NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association) the leading trade association for the UK towing industry

A professional two day training programme for beginners, delegates will learn the start to finish of servicing a trailer. Perfect for someone with little or no previous experience who is keen to enter the industry. A combination of hands-on, practical activities and theory work with plenty of opportunity for delegate participation. You will receive hints and tips to get you on your way to starting a career as a trailer servicing technician.

2 Day Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Course

Course Details

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance 2 Day

Specialised knowledge of component identification, maintenance of trailers and mobile plant are key skills which contributes significantly to the effective reduction of costs and to increased safety in the management of trailers in regular use.

Designed For

Businesses that service and maintain customer 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


Our 2-day programme for beginners provides a combination of theory and practical workshop activities. The course addresses all the relevant disciplines needed to service trailers. Including changing a damper, learning auto reverse braking systems complete with adjustments, chassis, wheels, torque settings, LED lights, 7-pin and 13-pin plugs and a host of hints and tips from experienced assessors that make the work more efficient and profitable.  

All delegates will be given a set of Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course notes to assist in learning the theory of the course.  The notes are available for delegates to take with them after the course for future reference. Our illustrated course notes include informative technical data and useful manufacturer’s specifications.

Delegates will learn the start to finish of servicing a trailer and will receive hints and tips for starting a career as a Trailer Servicing Technician. 

COST: £710 + VAT per delegate - this includes certification 

What the course covers -

Day 1

  • Towing Law
  • Breakaway cable and secondary cables
  • Hydraulic couplings – including eye coupling and hooks
  • Changing a damper and rubber bellows
  • Auto-reverse braking systems – complete with adjustments
  • Chassis designs
  • Wheel bearings / adjustments / torque figures
  • Wheels / tyres / tightening sequence including torque figures
  • Jockey wheels / clamps

Day 2

  • Electrics
  • Lights and Power triangle
  • LED lights and bulbs
  • 7 pin and 13 pin plug – practical
  • Fault finding – light board
  • Winches
  • Hydraulic tipper mechanisms – including oil – Health & Safety best practice
  • Gas struts


This is a 2 day course held at our training facilities in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Lunch and refreshments are provided for the duration of the course. Maximum of 6 delegates per course.


Successful candidates will be IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) and NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association) certificated as a Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Technician valid for 5 years.

On completion

As well as their industry recognised certificate, delegates will also receive an e-copy document containing details from the training course as well as some bonus top tips to help you on your way.

WhatsApp Help Group

All those who attend the course will have access to our Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Help forum on WhatsApp. Enabling you to swap advice on servicing trailers with others, help someone with a query they may have, or just general discussions on the servicing and maintaining of trailers.

How To Book 

Please see link to upcoming course dates HERE

1. Call 01625 433 251 and one of the office staff can discuss your requirements and we can book the course for you/your employees

2. Email with the date(s) you are interested in, how many delegates etc and we can start the booking process this way

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Course Duration Price Booking
Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Beginners PP
2 Days £852.00 BOOK NOW

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


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