Though there are numerous key players who’ve already started enjoying the safety and financial rewards of quality air, electrical and air coil connectors – there are many that aren’t. Far too many trucks still suffer the preventable losses associated with a coil failure while out on the road.
The realistic costs of a coil failure to the vehicle owner have routinely shown that on-road service for a damaged, broken or failed air coil, electrical coil, or EBS coil costs an averaging of $1300 – for the service call out, the spare parts and the GST. This does not take into consideration any fines, road-side downtime or the hefty cost to drivers who exceed their logbook time. In such a case, the bill could easily fall into the thousands of dollars.
A better understanding of the true costs of coil failure may help to shed shed light on why these often-overlooked parts are so pivotal to keeping your vehicles on the road safely and thus ensuring the wellbeing of trucks and other road users.
The true cost takes into consideration the danger of a break away trailer which can have a devastating impact, including injury or loss of life in the most severe of cases.
Other risks associated with coil failure or issues include truck fires from poorly connected battery charging coils; being out of pocket thousands of dollars for out-of-hours call outs for roadside service; traffic infringements for non-compliance due to EBS non function; failed lights or air leaks from deteriorated air coils/fittings; auto-electrician visits or call-outs; accumulated costs of vehicle-off-road or down time; and frequent replacement of low quality parts
But a preventable solution does exist – and the cost to the hip pocket is much smaller in comparison. What it does require is a commitment to quality. It’s that simple! And for air, electrical and EBS connector coils, TRAIL-LINK prides itself on supplying only the highest quality.
TRAIL-LINK has selected the highest performing modern thermoplastics for extrusion and jacketing of cables, enlisted the trusted method of moulding plugs to protect connections, and created a safe and reliable range of coils. In turn, you get the knowledge and reassurance that you’re investing in a brand that has not only done the hard work of developing, but has also produced a range that’s fully tested to local ADR and international ISO standards.
In return truck drivers, owner-drivers or fleet operators can rest assured that you are getting a connector coil that is going to withstand the harsh Australian elements, keeping you and your trucks safely on the road and on time.