Just like a motor vehicle, your tow dolly brakes need to be checked and maintained annually. Our EZE TOW Car Tow Dolly has hot galvanized disc brakes that come pre-installed on your tow dolly but over time these brakes experience some wear and tear. If you need to check on your tow dolly brakes and perform routine maintenance, we’re here to help you understand more about your disc braking system.
Checking on Your Tow Dolly Brakes
To guarantee a smooth ride, it’s important to check the tires and wheels of your dolly regularly, but it’s also essential to check your brakes after a few months of traveling on the road.
The benefit of our EZE TOW hot galvanized disc brakes is that our brakes respond instantly to your RV’s braking system. Because it’s more sensitive than other types of brakes, it’s going to be more responsive than other tow dolly braking systems. Plus, disc brakes are more efficient and durable compared to electric brakes or traditional surge brakes, which is great for heavy-duty road trips and vehicles. For an in-depth look at our disc brakes operate, review the overview of our braking system.
However, to make sure your disc brakes continue to maintain their high level of performance, it’s important to take preventative measures after a period of travel.
Over time, your brake pads will wear down from use, so it’s important to observe how well your brake pads are responding during travel. An easy way to keep your brakes fully functional is by checking your tow dolly’s levels of brake fluid. To add brake fluid to your car tow dolly, remove the brake cap located along the top of the dolly, and rubber cap that’s beneath. From there, you’ll see a small circle capable of holding a small amount of fluid. Top off your brake fluid with either DOT 3 or 4 fluid, and resecure the caps. It’s important to make sure your brake fluid doesn’t overflow, so your caps can fit securely back into place.
Checking on your brake fluid is an easy way to preserve the life of your car tow dolly, and it’s brakes, so you can keep traveling on the road for years to come.
As the pads wear down the brake fluid level will decrease. It is important to keep the reservoir full.
When Should You Replace Your Tow Dolly Brakes
If there comes a time when your tow dolly brakes have become too worn, and are in need of replacement, it’s time to get a little more hands-on when it comes to your tow dolly maintenance. For some travelers, that could be within five or ten thousand miles of using your tow dolly. For less frequent travelers, it could be closer to twenty thousand. It’s important to regularly check your brakes, and be aware of how they respond over time.
For specific assistance, it’s best to refer to your tow dolly manual for an in-depth explanation on how to replace your tow dolly brakes. However, if you need more help, feel free to give us a call at (336) 993-2229.