Even though we have a couple months of winter left, this does not mean you should be getting ready for spring and a season of hauling and pulling. Make sure your trailer tires are in good shape. This is definitely one of the most important things you can do.
Some owners forget that oxidation causes trailer tire wear faster than miles driven. This is why you should care for them, especially over the winter.
Another thing we see on occasion is car or truck tires being used on a trailer. This is not safe. Truck tires and car tires bear less load. Use tires designed for their specific purpose. Tires made for your trailer have sidewalls which have been stiffened to prevent swaying. Their load capacity is heavy-duty. Since they are narrower with shallower treads, they wiggle less. They are chemically treated to be resistant to weather and ozone cracking
If you have any question as to what type of tire you should be using, come in to Trailer Boss and we will help find the safest and most economical tire.
Here are just a few trailer tire safety recommendations
Always inflate to its maximum rating
All tires should be the same size
Know the maximum speed for your tires and stay within that speed.
Do not overload the tires.
Make sure tire combined capacity equals or exceeds the gross vehicle weight
Know the mileage you should expect for the tires and keep track. You don’t have an odometer on the trailer, so you have to be realistic about how far you have gone.
Try to keep your tires clean
Replace your tires every 3 to 5 years. Even if they haven’t exceeded the miles, the tires will start to oxidize.
For tires and other trailer necessities, come on in to one of our three Trailer Boss locations.
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