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    Trailer Parts & Accessories

    We offer a wide variety of quality Trailer Parts and Accessories to repair and maintain your trailer. Wear and tear is a normal part of an aging trailer, and parts will go bad. Our focus is on maintaining the safe operation of all of your trailer's parts, including brakes, lights, wiring, couplers, jacks, ramps, doors, breakaway switch and battery, safety chains, wheels, tires, axles, suspension and more. We rely on quality parts and accessories from top suppliers, such as Bulldog, Wesbar, Bargman, Dexter, Fulton, Tekonsha and Rack'Em, among others.

    Call or stop by to ask our friendly staff how we can find the right trailer parts and accessories for you today!

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    Trailer Repair

     Our most important goal is to provide a service where trailer safety is the top priority. Our staff has experience recognizing wear/damage and repairing most any trailer component, from brakes and wiring to flooring and ramps, as well as custom/personalized repairs and upgrades. We carry all the top brands such as Dexter, Fulton, Trailer Parts Pro by Redline, Bulldog and more. 
     
    Stop by and let one of our experts help you with all your trailer needs today or contact us!
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    Wheel Bearing Packing

    Greasing wheel bearings isn’t the most pleasant way to spend your free time. However, this messy maintenance can save you from bigger bills later.
    Over time, grease breaks down. Heat produced by brakes speeds up the process, and aging bearing seals begin to allow moisture inside the bearings causing corrosion. Since the trailer’s weight rides on the wheel bearings, keeping them well lubricated is critical for safety.
     
    We offer Wheel Bearing Packing, for information stop by or give us a call today!
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    Wiring

    Trailer wiring can be tricky. Just normal driving conditions can cause damage over time, let alone bad weather conditions that bring rain, snow and salt onto your trailer. Wires can rub, connections can corrode and grounds can go bad, among other issues. Even when a trailer just sits, wires are subject to sun, weather and critters that love to gnaw on wire jacketing. Along with repairing wire faults and damaged plugs, we offer a large selection of electrical devices, components and accessories.

    Ask how we can help you with all your wiring needs!

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    Lights

    Looking for Lighting parts for your trailer? Perhaps you need a running light or brake light replaced, or you're looking to upgrade to LED? We've got all the top brands at great prices!

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    Brakes

    Trailer Brakes should be examined at least once a year for safety. Cleaning and adjusting your trailer brakes is among the most vital measures you can take in prolonging their life and capacity.  Having the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, you and your trailer are coming to a stop, will make any haul less stressful. JD’s Auto & Trailer Repair offers quality Lily Lake, IL trailer repair.

    What they do: Brakes are one of the most crucial safety features on your trailer.   There are two main types of braking systems on most trailers: electric or hydraulic activated.   A typical braking system is made up of the brake backing plates, drums and an actuator.  The backing plate or brake assembly consists of the brake shoes and the activation hardware for the brakes, either armature and electro magnet or wheel cylinder.  The drum is typically the braking surface and consists of the hub for carrying the bearings to support the trailer.  The actuator is going to consist typically of either an electric brake control unit installed into the vehicle or for hydraulic brakes as a hydraulic coupler on the front of the trailer.  There are other variations of trailer brakes including but not limited to disc hydraulic and electric over hydraulic also. 

    What you need to know about Brake Repair in Lily Lake, IL

    Why brake service is essential: In order to effectively stop your vehicle, brakes should be in operating order and not worn down. Considering that this is a safety feature, make sure not to ignore any sort of issues.  Small changes can signify that your brakes require repair. For best performance and safety, have them examined and serviced on a regular basis.

    Have your brakes inspected a minimum of annually, and even more often if you tow regularly in urban area traffic or live in a hilly region.

    Lily Lake, IL Brake Repair Tips

    Follow these ideas to help keep your brakes working properly:

    • Have your brakes inspected at least once a year, and more frequently if you tow frequently in urban area traffic or reside in an location with a lot of hills.  Servicing after your towing season before storage prolongs brake life also.  Boat trailers should be serviced in the fall where snowmobile trailers should be serviced in the spring. 

     Call JD’s Auto & Trailer Repair to book a visit for a general service.  JD’s Auto & Trailer Repair is proud to be your number one trailer repair shop and provider of tires in Lily Lake, IL.

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    New Tire & Tire Repair

    Tires are the point of contact between your trailer and the road. More than that, having the right tire for your trailer needs is essential for safe and efficient towing. JD's Auto & Trailer Repair is commited to keeping our customers informed about the condition of their tires, as well as whether their current tire is sufficient for the load they're hauling.

    Tire Wear and "Dry Rot": As more miles are put on a tire, tread begins to wear down. However, trailer tires often start breaking down long before the tread is worn out. The materials inside the tire itself are affected by weather conditions, temperature and sun exposure, forming cracks between the tread and in the sidewall and weakening the tire's integrity. This "dry rot"can put you at risk for a blowout on the road, and further possible damage to your trailer's fenders and body.

    Tire Load Ratings: Trailers come in many shapes, sizes and most importantly, load capacities. Depending on what cargo you haul and how heavy it is, it's vital to have tires that can properly support your trailer; overloaded tires can be subject to uneven wear not only on the tire itself, but the suspension and axle as well. Our staff will happy to assist you in determining the appropriate tire for your towing needs, and ensuring your new tires are properly mounted and inflated!

    Tire Punctures and Slow Leaks: Roads are full of objects that can become lodged in a tire, causing slow leaks and possibly blowouts. This can cause the tire to become extremely underinflated, causing uneven load distribution and uneven wear on the tire, shortening it's life. Our staff will inspect tires with low pressure for any punctures or other problems and work to make the tire safe for you to go down the road.

    Have questions about the condition of your tires? Call or stop by JD's Auto & Trailer Repair!

JD’s Auto & Trailer Repair
43W770 IL Route 64
Lily Lake, IL 60151
630-365-9701

Stop By and See Us Today

JD’s Auto & Trailer Repair understands the importance of quality service and strives to offer each of our customers quality trailers, repairs, and trailer services. We take pride in each and every trailer sale, service and repair that we do. JD's Auto & Trailer Repair  takes pride in doing their job correctly. We don't oversell unnecessary repairs and we take pride in informing our customers of the repairs that are needed,  then proceeding with the repair to make the trailer reliable and safe.  Our most important goal is to provide a service where trailer safety is the top priority. We carry all the top brands such as Reese, Hidden Hitch, Curt, Fulton, Draw Tite, Bulldog and Dexter. Stop by and let one of our experts help you with all your trailer needs today!