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Louie’s ACE Home Center carries all of the products you need to attach your trailer to your truck, especially if it has electric brakes. There are two main items that will ensure that your breaks and lights work correctly, while also maintaining safety on the road.
A lot of people have the misconception that if you simply plug in your trailer with the cord it comes with, all of the lights in your trailer will come on, and you will have access to your breaks and lights. Unfortunately, that’s not true.
Set up an Electronic Break Controller
You actually need an electronic break controller or module to control the lights and breaks. There are several different types that you can install in your truck. Don’t know where to start? Check out Louie’s ACE Home Center located in Fallon, NV to find the best trailer brake controller for your vehicle.
How does it work? A break controller sends power to your trailer and electric breaks, to make both features work when you’re driving your truck.
Install a Safety Device
The next thing you need to consider for your trailer, is getting a safety device with a back-up battery. These usually come in the form of an electric pin and without it, you can face up to a $160 fine. This device provides an extra layer of safety for your electric breaks, in case they would stop working while you’re on the road.
Instead of risking an accident or fine, stop by Louie’s or give us a call at 775-423-7008. Our friendly and knowledgable staff will help you get the right break safety device for your trailer.
We hope this information helps you set up your trailer with the right products for your electric breaks, so that you can hit the road with confidence!