Top tips to get your LGV Transporter or Trailer in perfect condition.The first few weeks of a new racing season are always the worst. There are just so many things to check over. We thought we might give you a hand with the transport side to avoid that dreaded early season breakdown.Here is a for a checklist to ensure your LGV Transporter – or your car and trailer - is totally road-worthy to start the new season.TransporterEngine Check oil levels Check power steering level Never use start gas as a starting aid e.g. Easy Start Never race a cold engine Avoid labouring and high engine speeds on cold engine Fuel Filter - Drained of water Drive belts check tension and conditionCooling System With a cold engine the coolant level should be between minimum and maximum Check for leaks on hoses and engineBrakes Check fluid levels Check brake lines for corrosion Drain condensation water from air tanks Take unloaded transporter for a test run to make sure brakes are working correctlyLighting And Electrics Check battery and connections Check lights Check reflectors, indicators, wipers and washers Check warning lamps are working correctlyWheels and Tyres Check tyre pressure Check tyres for side wall damage Check wheel nuts Check spare wheel Check there are no stones jammed between rear twin wheelsCargo AreaCheck Floor Check door hinges and locks Check ramp for security Check ramp hinges Check vent windows Check fresh water system ( lines, tanks and pumps) Check chassis and body lubricationLiving Area Check for gas leaks Check for bolts on living doors Ensure there are adequate seat belts for children when traveling TrailerThe average trailer may stand unused for months on end, winter is the usual drop-out time. We often get asked for advice on trailer maintenance and storage, so we thought a checklist on that would be a good place to start. If it has not been used for any length of time a closed trailer should have been left clean and dry inside.The trailer should have been supported on axle stands never bricks or jacks which can split easily and without warning.. The wheels should not have touched the ground. Tyres remaining on damp ground for long periods of time are likely to perish and the bearings can seize up. The jockey wheel should have been dropped to provide extra stability. Hinges and wiring should have been greased and sprayed with WD40.Now to get us back on the road: Wheel bearings need regreasing about every two years otherwise they wear out and may overheat or seize. While the trailer is still on stands, now is a good time to get the bearings and brakes checked and freed off. Enclosed trailers, test the whole floor area for rotting using a screwdriver. Do not forget the ramp. These areas are perhaps the most important part of all! The socket connecting your car and trailer's lights are prone to corrosion due to muck sprayed up from the road and it is also a hiding place for insects. Clean out the dirt and spray the sockets and plugs with WD40 which helps to prevent corrosion and give a better contact Grease all hinges and moving parts like the balance springs and tow hitch.