When pulling a trailer, the last thing you want is to have a tire blowout on either your towing vehicle or your trailer. Blowouts can occur for several reasons.
Extremes of weather
A puncture or crack in the tire can cause small openings in the tire and increase the risk of a blowout or flattening. Check tires frequently for punctures from nails, screws or other sharp objects.
Know the recommended pounds per square inch (PSI) for your tires and keep the tires inflated to the recommended levels. Don’t use pressure gauges that you might find in service stations. These gauges have been used so frequently they are often very inaccurate.
When a trailer tire is under-filled, highway speeds and temperatures can produce disproportionate heat to build in the tire. This can reduce the seal between the tire wall and the tread. If this continues under high speeds or rising outside temperatures, the tire can separate and cause a blowout.
Always check tire pressure and don’t under or over-inflate your tires.
If you have any questions about any aspect of your trailer, please, feel free to contact Trailer Boss’ full-service, repair facility. We have mechanics on duty to provide the service you need.