Tips For Buying & Registering A Trailer In South Australia
A trailer can quickly increase your towing capacity and make everyday tasks much easier. Whether you’re a business owner driving between jobs, a landscaper with lots of gardening gear, need transportation for farming or just love being fully geared for the great outdoors, a trailer can help you do it.
If you want to invest in a trailer for moving materials at work, around your property, or camping trips, buying and registering a trailer is not as hard as you think. You don’t need a special licence in South Australia to buy or start driving with a trailer, so once you’ve taken care of your SA trailer registration, you can start enjoying the benefits.
So, without further ado, let’s break down how to register a trailer for on-road use in South Australia.
Trailer registration in SA
If you’re shopping for a trailer, it’s important to be aware of the changes to SA trailer registration that have taken place in recent years. Previously, all trailers needed to undergo an identity inspection before being registered, but since 2018, this has changed for trailers from manufacturers with Vehicle Type Approval.
If you purchase your trailer from a reputable manufacturer like Modern Trailers, you can save yourself the hassle of having it inspected. Of course, following all the requirements for registering and using trailers in your state or territory is always important. Still, the change in inspection requirements makes shopping for and using a trailer easier. So if you’re in the market for a new trailer, check out the range from Modern Trailers.
How to register a trailer
Unlike homemade trailers, our high-quality galvanised steel options are easy to register. We include all the information you need for vehicle registration, accurate mass and tire weight, and all our trailers come complete with a VIN plate and compliance plate. What is a VIN? We’re glad you asked.
To register a trailer or any vehicle in South Australia, you must have a VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. To get a VIN for your trailer, you need to contact Service SA to issue you a new VIN for your trailer. Once you have this number, you can use it to complete your trailer registration in SA.
When you purchase a trailer from Modern Trailers, you’ll receive a compliance plate containing all the information you need to easily complete your trailer registration in SA.
- Manufacture — Name of the manufacturer
- Trailer Mode — The type of trailer
- Date of Manufacture — When it was manufactured
- ATM — The Aggregate Trailer Mass
- VIN — The Vehicle Identification Number
- Rim details — The rim size
- Tyre details — Tyres sizes etc.
- Tare — (GTM) Weight of the empty trailer
- Tyre pressure — The recommended pressure of the tyres
- ALT — Axle Load capacity
- Speed — The maximum towing speed of your trailer
When you have your VIN, vehicle information and proof of purchase, you’ll need to complete an application for registration and third-party insurance, then present these with proof of purchase for your trailer at your local Service SA location. The proof of purchase should include all the above-listed details to complete your trailer registration to SA standards. Once you’ve done this and paid the applicable registration fees, your trailer registration is complete!
How much will trailer registration in SA cost me?
When choosing a trailer for your needs, it’s a good idea to bear in mind the extra hassle and costs you might incur when registering a trailer. While a second-hand model is a good bargain, getting a trailer inspected, issued a VIN and registered can be difficult and expensive.
Investing in a new trailer is a smart move for anyone who wants to be able to hit the open road with confidence. Not only are you assured of your trailer’s durability, reliability and roadworthiness, but you can also easily register your purchase in a few easy steps via Service SA.
The process is straightforward and will give you peace of mind knowing that your trailer is properly registered and ready to go. So don’t wait any longer — invest in a new trailer today and enjoy the benefits of owning a durable, reliable and roadworthy piece of equipment.
Modern Trailers — quality Australian-made trailers at the best prices
Modern Trailers is your destination for basic, commercial, tipper and cage-enforced trailers with an extensive range of quality, Australian-made trailers to suit anyone’s needs. We use the highest quality galvanised steel construction to ensure you have a durable and heavy-duty trailer, ready for anything you throw its way. Shop the entire range today, and discover the best quality trailers ready to be registered and towed.
If you’re still not sure what details you’re missing to register your trailer, Modern Trailers can help. Feel free to contact us; we’ll give you the advice you need to choose the right trailer and get it registered and ready to haul your load.