An electric brake controller is important for your vehicle when attaching trailers and caravans. If you have car, bike or boat trailers, you will feel much safer attaching these trailer parts to your vehicle if it is equipped with an electric brake controller.
On its own, a car has a weight that is controlled by the brake. Once you attach a trailer, you increase the weight that needs to be controlled by this brake. Most modern trailers and caravans are fitted with electric brakes. But you need to ensure that the vehicle, be it a car or a ute that is pulling the extra weight, has an electric brake controller to make up for this change.
The function of an electric trailer brake controller
The electric trailer brake controller is designed to connect the brake of the car to the trailer or caravan so when you press the brake of your car, the brake will also be applied to the attached trailer. This gives you control over the load being pulled by your car. Those caravans and trailers that are a bit larger also have a breakaway system attached that assists with control in the event the caravan or trailer is detached from the car.
A selection of the quality electric brake controllers listed on eBay even containing a ‘boost' function. This additional function allows the level of control to be adjusted for varying loads. For a heavier caravan, you may need a higher level on the electric brake controller.
In an age where compactness and flexibility are important considerations, you'll be happy to know the electric brake controller possesses such advantages. In times when you don't need the brake controller, you can easily disconnect it and store it away.
Before you tow another heavy load behind your vehicle, take a look on eBay and see if there's an electric brake controller that can help you feel safer on the road.