Trailer mudguards are an integral component of your trailer. If you have a damaged or a weathered mudguard, you should consider replacing it as soon as possible, and to do so, you must make an informed choice. Since new trailers usually come with pre-installed mudguards, most people do not think much about them and rarely do people go for an upgrade anytime soon. The scenario is different when you have to replace the original trailer mudguards. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect and how you should choose the best model.
• As you begin shopping, you will notice there are largely two types of trailer mudguards. One is metal and the other is plastic. Many people prefer galvanised sheets of metal over plastic. Metal mudguards are available for uni-axial and twin-axle trailers. They come in a variety of design including different shapes and sizes. You may choose a round or a square design. You may go for a full or a half mudguard. You will need to choose the accompaniments accordingly. The bracket you can use for a metal mudguard is different from the one you can use for a plastic mudguard.
• Contrary to what some may think plastic mudguards are immensely popular. They are not fragile simply because they are not made of metal. There are some quality plastic mudguards that can take an impact and still not display any sign of damage. Plastic can stand weathering, it is relatively easy to clean and it is also resistant to rust and other consequences of corrosion. Plastic mudguards are also available for single axle and tandem axle trailers. There are half and full mudguards. Regardless of the size, shape and the aesthetic elements, you must ensure the plastic is of the highest quality. This is also a necessary criterion while assessing metal mudguards.
• Whenever you shop for mudguards for your trailer, make sure you do not breach any of the laws. It is not just the overarching law in the country but local regulations that vary. You cannot have mudguards protruding outward beyond an extent. You cannot have unsafe or fragile installation. Your trailer including all its components must not pose any threat to fellow commuters, pedestrians and property en route. There are lateral width or total length stipulations that you should abide by. There is no weight threshold as such so you can have lighter or heavier mudguards depending on what you prefer and the kind of routes you intend to take.