Who doesn’t want to save money on their next trailer? Here at Kate’s Kars and Trailer Sales, we know spending thousands of dollars on a trailer isn’t always a possibility. That’s why we have hundreds of high-quality trailers on our lot that are affordable and in great condition.

Buying a trailer is an investment, and you want to make sure it’s right for your needs. Whether you need one for long-distance or hauling across the street, we have multiple trailers at great prices for you to choose from.

Keep reading for a few of our favorite tips on how to save money on a trailer!

Do your research

Once you know exactly what trailer you’re looking for, you won’t be inclined to spend more money on one that is out of your budget. This means doing ample research on all kinds of trailers – enclosed, open, wood, aluminum, etc. Knowing what is best for you will help narrow down your options.
To start your research, begin thinking about what you’re needing a trailer for. Do you need it to haul a vehicle every now and then? Or, do you have your own landscaping business and plan to use it every day?

Then, decide if you want an enclosed or open trailer. Open trailers offer more maneuverability because they weigh less, but don’t offer as much security as enclosed trailers. If you’re on a really tight budget, an open trailer will cost less, because they don’t use as much material when being made.

You also should consider purchasing a used trailer. Buying used can save you loads of cash without having to forego any extra features you like.

Buy the right size

This is a preventative tip! Buying just enough space for right now might seem like you’re saving money, but what happens if you need more space in a year or two? It might be a good idea to purchase a bit more space than you think you might need. A few years down the road, you might realize you need more. Buying the extra space now will prevent the headache of having to search for another trailer all over again later.

Watch for any sales

If you’re in a hurry to buy a trailer, chances are, you probably won’t be able to find the best deal. Don’t worry – we have so many trailers for you to choose from, you’ll still be able to find something in your budget!

If you do have some time to shop around, we have offers that will allow you to get the best deal on the trailer you need.

Think about what you really need

Thinking about what you need instead of what you want, especially if you’re on a budget, will help you save money from the beginning. Do you really need all the extra bells and whistles that come with luxury trailers? Simply eliminating one or two extras can knock hundreds off the price. Colors will often cost more because they’re usually made from thicker metal. Trailer brakes may not be necessary if you need just a small trailer. Think about the kind of tires you’ll need and even the kind of interior and exterior lighting. All of these small features do add more onto the final cost, so cutting a few out will help lower the price.

Find the right dealer

We say this over and over, but it’s one of the most important steps in finding the right trailer for you. Our knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to answer your questions, help you find the best trailer for you, and help you through the entire process each step of the way. We strive to have the best price for the quality of the trailer you’re looking for, and we pride ourselves on being customer service oriented. Our store in Arthur, IL has over 600 trailers for you to browse at any given moment, with the staff ready to answer questions without being pushy salesmen.

We’re located less than three hours away from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, so we attract customers from all around with our affordable prices, excellent customer service skills and amazing staff.

Ready to start shopping for your trailer? Give us a call at (217) 543-5162 today!