It’s important to thoroughly review and understand the warranty terms and conditions before purchasing.
A good warranty can provide valuable protection for your investment and give you confidence in the durability of your heavy equipment trailer. Many heavy equipment trailer manufacturers like Felling, Eby, Liberty and others offer warranties to provide peace of mind to their customers and demonstrate their confidence in the quality of their products.
But they’re all a little different. When purchasing a heavy equipment trailer, here’s what you should look for:
- Warranty Duration: Check the length of the warranty. Warranties typically range from one year to several years. Longer warranties may indicate the manufacturer’s confidence in their product’s durability.
- Coverage: Make sure components such as the frame, axles, suspension, brakes, and other critical parts are covered. Some warranties may also cover paint and corrosion.
- Exclusions: Pay attention to any exclusions or limitations. Some warranties may not cover wear-and-tear items like tires or normal maintenance, so it’s essential to understand what’s not covered.
- Transferability: Find out if the warranty is transferable to a new owner if you decide to sell the trailer. A transferable warranty can add value to the trailer when you resell it.
- Maintenance Requirements: Some warranties may require that you adhere to specific maintenance and servicing schedules to remain valid. Ensure you understand and can meet these requirements.
- Authorized Service Centers: Check if the manufacturer has authorized service centers or dealers in your area. Having access to these centers can be crucial when you need repairs or warranty service.
- Customer Reviews and Reputation: Research customer reviews and the reputation of the manufacturer regarding their warranty support and customer service and a good track record of honoring warranties.
- Claim Process: Familiarize yourself with the process for making a warranty claim. Ensure it’s straightforward and doesn’t involve too much red tape.
- Documentation: Keep all documentation related to the trailer’s purchase, maintenance, and any warranty-related documents. This will be useful if you need to make a warranty claim.
- Accessories and Modifications: Be aware that some warranties may become void if you make certain modifications or add accessories to the trailer. Check how customizations may impact the warranty.
- Local Laws: Be aware of any local or state laws that may affect warranties. Some regions have specific laws regarding warranties and consumer protections.
- Read the Fine Print: Always read the fine print of the warranty document. If there are any terms or conditions you don’t understand, ask the manufacturer or dealer for clarification.