Top tips for getting the right parts

Top Tips For Choosing The Right Parts

At TRAILPARTS Group we offer a wide range of trailer and welfare unit parts, from well-known brand names to those lesser known. You might be wondering how to decide which replacement part is right for your job. Is it worth paying a little extra for the brand you recognise? Or are their more cost-effective solutions that can save you time and money? We’re going to break down how you can ensure that you’re making the right decision and getting the right part for your trailer, vehicle, or welfare cabin.

A lot of respected brands in the industry have an assortment of specialisms, some may be more well-known for products within a certain field, and some may be instantly recognisable to you and your team due to their well-established reputation. For instance, Knott-Avonride & AL-KO are highly identifiable and reputable brands, relied on for a selection of products. From brakes to couplings, and a whole host in between, choosing brands like this is one method to make sure your fleet is maintained to the highest possible standard, however this doesn’t necessarily mean this is the only option.


In many product groups there is often several compatible options available, from established brands to lesser known/non-brand alternatives that could be equally as efficient and cost-effective for your business.

Al-ko - Trailparts 


Is it worth buying the original branded product?

When making this decision, one of the most important considerations you will have been compatibility. It’s not worth buying a replacement part that doesn’t fit your trailer or welfare cabin properly, so to avoid making costly mistakes that waste your time and money, you need to make sure that you know what you’re looking for in your replacement parts.

If you opt for a replacement with the same part and brand as the original, then you’ll feel safe in the knowledge that you’ll have found a like-for-like component that will be compatible, however there are many components and alternatives out there that may well do a better job than the original – and that’s when you can lean on us for advice and guidance! Our expert team can be on hand at any point to ensure you understand the compatible/improved alternatives available to you. Get in touch with our helpful experts today via phone or WhatsApp on 01923 253366 or simply email us at to discuss your possibilities.


Big names rely on their reputation for excellence and tend to signify high quality. This means that they’re often reliable and likely to last longer; something that will likely put your mind at rest! Plus, as a mark of their quality, bigger names often come with a guarantee, so you know as a buyer you’re protected.

This can mean exploring all the compatible choices and weighing up your options before choosing the right part.

Coupling Breakdown Diagram 

TRAILPARTS® are proud to keep a huge selection of the most common replacement and spare parts that cover right across the spectrum. We have a comprehensive listing of over 150,000 products on our website, conveniently arranged by category to make finding the right part simple. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or need some guidance on compatibility, our team are always on hand at the end of the phone to make sure you track down what you need to keep your business moving.


Ultimately, as a buyer, it’s your decision to make and will depend on your budget and fleet usage. If your trailer is used more regularly, it’s worth making the investment to make sure you’re getting the best quality, however having all the options available is always a great place to start from in the decision-making process.

Remember, the safety of your trailer and welfare unit parts must always come first, so it’s important to ensure that you’re getting a part that is not only compatible but fit for purpose. We genuinely want you to get a spares package that works for your business – one that works for you which ever way you look at it!

Coupling Breakdown Diagram 


Trailparts are proud to offer a huge variety of high-quality brand, and non-brand replacement and spare part options for your business. Whether you’re looking for Brakes and Cables, Jockey Wheels, Electrics, Security products or many, many more product ranges, we have over 150,000 spare parts in stock for your trailer, towed equipment, vehicle and welfare units.

Check out our full product range catalogue HERE

Trailparts - Over 150,000 Parts & Spares


In summary, having all the compatible options available, and expert advice, from a single consolidated supplier allows you to be more informed and make the right decision for your fleet. Discover more about the benefits of a consolidated supplier HERE.

If you’re still feeling uncertain about which options are right for your business, you might like to chat with one of our experts who’ll be able to best advise you HERE!


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