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Southside Hitch Services and Repairs

Southside Hitch has been providing vehicle and trailer services and repairs in Central Virginia for nearly 30 years. In that time, we have expanded the products and services we offer. Here are just a few of the things we can do for your trailer outside of regular maintenance.

Welding & Special Fabrications

Sometimes having the right trailer or hitch means adding customizations. Southside hitch offers welding and special fabrication from our highly skilled technicians to tailor any repair or modification to your specific needs. From trailer sides and gates to spare tire mounts, we can help you design and realize the perfect trailer for your needs.

Front Mount Base Plate

Towing a vehicle behind your motorhome with all four wheels on the ground requires adding a front mount base plate. For this method of towing you’ll need a few components installed including a tow bar, hitch and base plates. Southside Hitch offers the best front hitches and base plates from manufacturers like Blue Ox and Roadmaster. We can install base plates on a wide variety of vehicles. Front mount hitches can accept a variety of towing accessories including fishing racks and cargo carriers for extra cargo space.

State Inspections

According to Virginia state law, any registered trailer with a braking system is required to be inspected every year. Southside Hitch can not only provide cost-effective state inspections, we also offer many repair services on site if any issues are found.


Of course, we service and repair hitches—it’s in our name. The hitch is one of the most important components in a towing system. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right hitch including the type of vehicle you drive and gross trailer weight. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select and install the right hitch from the many of the top brands we carry like Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and B&W.

Axle Repair and Replacement

If you’ve noticed your vehicle isn’t handling turns well, it could be a symptom of damaged wheel bearings. This can result from carrying a weight load that’s too heavy and can eventually lead to axle damage. Our skilled repairmen can easily diagnose and fix axle damage or alignment issues and get you riding straight and smooth again.

Tires and Brakes

Trailer tires are constructed and function differently than those on your vehicle. That’s why it is important to match the right tires to your trailer for its proper weight and use. Southside Hitch can help you select the perfect fit from our wide variety of trailer tires as well as handle the installation to make sure you’re perfectly aligned and inflated.

Trailer Rewiring

Having properly working lights on your trailer is important because they let vehicles around you know when you’re breaking, turning or changing lanes—it’s also required by law. If your lights are dimming, have become unreliable or stopped working, come see us for a complete trailer rewire or light replacement.

Southside Hitch employees take pride in every service they provide and every repair they make. When you bring your trailer or vehicle to us, you can trust our experienced technicians will provide the highest level of craftsmanship and service. For questions or to check service availability, call us at (804) 378-1992.