When you call our facility you will be asked a few of the following questions to help us gauge your needs and how your trailer might fare during our inspection.
#1 Are the VIN (Vehicle Identification Numbers) numbers legible? This means that they can be easily read and understood? The numbers are most likely on a sticker or plate placed on the trailer by the manufacturer and normally in the front of the trailer frame. If we cannot read the VIN numbers than we cannot inspect the trailer and you will need to take your title to the MVA to get new numbers. We will be happy to explain more about this when you call.
#2 Do all of your lights work. And this means ALL of the lights. We will be looking for running lights, turn signals, brake lights, tag lights and for trailer over a certain width, ID lights. These are the three in the center.
#3 Are your safety chains in good shape and properly connected?
#4 Does your coupling device lock properly?
#5 Are your tires in good shape?
There are many other things that we will look for but these are a few that you the customer can look to see right away.