Trailers & Lift Gates

Proper maintenance on trailers and lift gates is crucial to ensure that these essential pieces of equipment are functioning safely and efficiently.

If you're in need of reliable and efficient trailer or lift gate services for your fleet, look no further than Placer Fleet Services. We understand the importance of keeping your trailers and lift gates in top condition. That's why we offer services to help you maintain and repair these crucial components of your fleet. Our team of skilled technicians is equipped to handle all your trailer and lift gate needs, utilizing our mobile diesel repair service to bring top-notch services directly to your location in Placer and Nevada County.


Trailers are an essential piece of equipment for many industries, as they provide a convenient and cost-effective way to transport goods and materials. Some of the industries that frequently utilize trailers include construction, agriculture, retail, manufacturing and transportation. Being used in such a vast assortment of industries, trailers are relied upon to carry large equipment such as bulldozers and excavators, haul crops and farm supplies and transport goods and commodities. 

Trailer Repair Needs

Trailers are subjected to a lot of wear and tear on the roads, and it's important to regularly inspect and maintain them to avoid costly breakdowns. Some common repair needs for trailers include:

  • Suspension issues: The suspension system is responsible for keeping the trailer level and stable while in motion. Over time, the suspension components can wear out or become damaged, leading to uneven or unstable handling. 
  • Tire wear: Tires are another crucial component of your trailer that need regular attention. Improper tire pressure or worn-out tires can lead to poor handling and even blowouts, which can be dangerous and costly to repair.
  • Brake maintenance: The brakes on your trailer are just as important as the brakes on your vehicle, and they need regular maintenance such as checking the brake pads, rotors, and fluid levels to ensure they are functioning properly. 
  • Electrical issues: Trailers often have complex electrical systems that can malfunction or become damaged. This can lead to issues with lighting, brakes, and other important functions. It's important to have a trained technician diagnose and repair any electrical issues.

Lift Gates

Lift gates, also known as tailgates, are a type of mechanical loading device that is commonly found on delivery trucks and trailers. They are used to load and unload heavy items, making it easier for workers to handle and transport large, awkward loads. Lift gates are relied upon to load and unload packages in delivery vehicles, the construction industry uses liftgates for equipment and materials such as concrete and steel. And our transportation industry utilize tailgates to assist drivers in loading and unloading of raw materials, finished goods and even household items such as furniture and appliances. 

Lift Gate Maintenance

Lift gates are essential for loading and unloading heavy items, but they can also experience a variety of issues that need to be addressed. 

  • Hydraulic system: The hydraulic system is responsible for raising and lowering the lift gate, and any issues with the pump, hoses or fluid levels can prevent the lift gate from functioning properly. 
  • Structural damage: The lift gate itself can suffer from structural damage, such as bent or broken beams or damaged hinges. 
  • Electrical issues: Just like trailers, lift gates can also experience electrical issues that can affect their functionality. This can include issues with wiring, fuses, or other electrical components.

Contact Us

At Placer Fleet Services, we are equipped to handle all of these repair needs and more, ensuring that your trailers and lift gates are operating at their best. Our team of skilled mobile technicians is dedicated to providing fast and reliable service to keep your fleet running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help keep your fleet running.

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