Hydraulic Brakes vs Electric Brakes

hyd_brake_2_2Trailer brakes are an essential part of the installed towing equipment needed to make a trip safe. The majority of states have towing laws that stipulate that trailer brakes (separate from tow vehicle brakes) are mandatory when the trailer exceeds a certain weight limit; often times, that limit is around 3000 pounds (although in some states it’s 1500 pounds, and in others it’s 4500 pounds). The information for your state can be found at the Department of Transportation (DOT) or the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA). This article will discuss the difference between hydraulic brakes and electric brakes.

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