How Can I Check that My Coupling is Safe for Driving?

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A truck’s coupling is an essential product for safe driving and requires regular inspection and maintenance. You should feel calm and reassured in the knowledge that you are driving a safe vehicle. Here are 3 simple tips on how to check your trailer coupling and contribute to road safety.

Daily focus: Function check - 3 simple steps

  1. Begin each shift by testing coupling and decoupling.

    The mechanism must connect and lock, and the coupling should feel smooth and safe to use.

  2. Cleaned and well lubricated

    Make it a habit to ensure that the coupling is clean and well lubricated. If it is dry and seized, use some VBG Mekolja to lubricate under the grease plugs. Or maybe you need to refill your VBG Mechmatic?

  3. Visible damage

    The last step is to check for any damage.

Now you’ve completed the most important checks of the day!


Where can I find user manuals and servicing documents?

To help you do your best work, we’ve done ours. Finding the servicing documents you need should be easy. No matter if you are a driver, a service workshop, or a vehicle manager, there are support and servicing documents that can be of great benefit. User manuals and guidelines for couplings and more can be found here.

Professional service

Once your truck combination has driven 60,000 km, it is important to carry out a major inspection of all the functions and parts in the trailer coupling system. This should be done through your authorised service centre.


Together, we take responsibility for making our roads safer.
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