Why Use Trailers? A Guide to Uses and Benefits

If you’ve never considered buying a trailer, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Why are there so many different types? Why do so many businesses use trailers every day? To some people, the benefits may be obvious, but don’t worry if you’re unsure where to start!

We provide a huge range of trailer types, sizes, and fits for vehicles of all makes, but in this guide, we’re going to explore the very basics of tow trailers. Whether you need box trailers, tandem trailers, or even a car carrier, start here, and don’t forget, that you can contact us at any time if you need extra help or guidance!

What is a Trailer?

Let’s get down to the absolute basics. A trailer is an additional support for vehicles that need to carry or transport heavy loads. The fact is, cars can only transport so much. Therefore, for many people, attaching a trailer to the back creates additional space and stability while on the road.

Trailers differ in terms of type, size and load-bearing capacity. That is because they each support different purposes and needs. While it is recommended that you secure your cargo before you drive anywhere, some trailers offer extra protection — for example, those with walls or enclosures.

Some of the most popular trailers are, for example, flatbed trailers. These are popular because they are often very cost-effective. While they may not have raised walls, you can still chain down your cargo and lock your trailer onto your vehicle for safe passage.

Our buying guide to trailers will look at what you need to consider when purchasing a unit for the first time. For now, however, let’s dig a little deeper into why you’ll find people using trailers in Melbourne, Sydney and beyond.

Who Might Use a Trailer?

Trailers can come in handy for a variety of purposes. While many Australian businesses depend on this extra support for carrying specific cargo and items around, there may be a need for you to hire or buy a unit for personal purposes.

A trailer effectively gives you that added peace of mind when it comes to transporting heavy-duty goods across long distances. That is very important for certain courier services, for example. Chances are, if you could do with extra space and load-bearing, you will benefit from the use of a trailer. Here are just a few scenarios where one may come in handy.

Home Clearances

If you’re removing unwanted items in a home clearance, or need to take a trip to a landfill, a trailer could be a huge timesaver. Instead of loading up the car time and again, get everything removed in a single trip. Simply connect it to the back of your vehicle, load it up and save on fuel costs.

Heavy Parts Transfers

Whether for private means or business, trailers and tow trucks can come in very useful for heavy parts transfers. For example, heavy-duty car parts and machinery, tools, or plant equipment. A trailer can handle anything which needs to be moved from one site to another. That is especially the case if items are too heavy for regular transportation.

Trailers fill that gap in the delivery chain where you would typically need to think creatively. No matter the size, shape, or sensitivity of your cargo, there will be a perfect trailer for you.

Goods Deliveries

A sturdy, durable trailer can come in handy when you need to carry heavy goods back to your home. For example, you can load up with heavy or bulky logs, coal, and even stone. If the items you are shopping for can’t be delivered by a depot, fill your trailer. Another benefit is, they easily transport white goods, furniture, and more back to your home.

However, do always pay attention to weight-bearing limits on trailers. Otherwise, you may end up causing chaos on the roads! Overloading could result in various nasty problems, even the risk of injury. It’s not worth just assuming how much strength you’ll need, make sure you buy the best trailer for the jobs that you do!

Why Buy a Trailer?

Many people choose to rent trailers or to buy and sell on. However, buying a trailer for your vehicle is a fantastic long-term investment. That will especially be the case if you need to move heavy objects regularly for your business. However, if you need to transfer personal items from home, and your car simply won’t do the job, a trailer will be a cost-effective option to consider.


Less Strain on Your Car

Trailers take a lot of stress off vehicles. Cars and vans, for example, while flexible, can only carry so much. If you run a small car for your business, or to carry items around, a trailer will relieve a lot of pressure. The fact is, overloading your vehicle could lead to serious suspension problems. That, in the long run, could cost you a lot of money.

More Space for Bulky Cargo

There’s also the matter of space. Car boots are, on the whole, awkwardly designed. They are perfect for carrying shopping and some heavy items, but if you regularly fall foul of a tiny boot, it may be time to upgrade to a trailer.

Think, too, about buying a trailer if you need to move things around regularly. It could cut the costs of running a van or buying a bigger vehicle outright.

A Boost for Business

Trailers are sound investments for businesses dealing in large deliveries. It could mean the difference between paying out for expensive shipping and merely using your trailer to pick up the goods. What’s more, running a service where you can deliver cargo to customers may help to boost interest in your company.
The more convenient things are for your business, the more money you stand to make. That is because you’ll be spending less time worrying about overloading your vehicle or having to arrange for delivery. A trailer is a colossal liberator.


Easy to Set Up and Use

There’s a reason why so many people choose to buy a trailer. They are easy to set up and are even quicker to get moving. There’s nothing simpler than buying a trailer unit to fit your vehicle and loading it up as you see fit. They are easy to detach, store, and roll out again. That even goes for the bulkier options.

One Size Never Fits All

If you’ve taken a look at the units we have for sale; you’ll see that there’s a large variety to look at, but this isn’t meant to overwhelm you! In fact, it’ll show you that there will be a trailer built for every purpose. From cage trailers to tandem trailers for extra weight-bearing, it is all a matter of narrowing down your choices.

You can even choose to set up a custom trailer if you can’t find a unit that suits your exact needs. It’s part of the service we offer here at Muscle Trailers. Ultimately, the point here is that trailers are flexible, accommodating, and never in short supply.

Buying Your First Trailer

As mentioned, our guide to purchasing trailers will go into full detail on what you need to look for. However, as part of our introduction to this useful addition, it’s worth considering a few of the essential points.

When buying a trailer, always make sure to consult an expert. You may already have an idea of how much your cargo weighs, and where it needs to travel. However, there are plenty of other factors to bear in mind. Security, for example, and how bulky cargo may move while in transit, are worth considering.

You should also take your time to look at the various options available to you. You may not always need something as simple as a flatbed trailer. There may be occasions where you need an excavator trailer, tabletop trailers, box trailers, or car carriers. Take a close look around and see what suits your needs.

Your ideal trailer should be robust and durable; after all, they will take a lot of punishment on the roads! Not only do they take the heft of your cargo, but they also need to move in time with your vehicle.

Getting started with trailers is simpler than you may think. Think about areas of your life, or your business, where you could use a little extra help in moving things around. Do you need to pay out for heavy-duty shipping regularly? Are you wasting money on fuel loading your car up again and again?

Here at Muscle Trailers, we understand that everyone’s trailer needs are going to be slightly different. We welcome you to take a closer look at our units, and to reach out to us if you need any help or advice!

Contact our team online for advice, or call +61 0472999100 to get started.