Tires are more than “kind of” important. Let’s face it, without them your trailer isn’t going anywhere. When it comes to tires there are three main things you should routinely check and maintain.
1. Tire Pressure – This is a very easy thing to check before you use your trailer. The 2-3 minutes it takes you to check the pressure is nothing compared to the time you might spend on the side of road. An overinflated tire can blowout causing damage to the trailer and a possible accident. On the other side of the spectrum, an underinflated tire will wear more quickly, which will result in having to replace your tires more frequently. Be sure to check the recommended tire pressure that’s listed on the side of tire.
2. Thread Depth – It’s recommended to check thread depth once a month if you use your trailer a lot. Tread depth should be 3/32″ for best trailer functionality. Low tread depth will make it harder to stop on wet roads and is also more likely to blowout. As good practice be sure to check the exterior wall of the tire for cracking when checking out your tread depth. Cracking is bad and is common with trailers that sit unused for long periods of time.
3. Tire Rotation – You should rotate your trailer tires every 10,000 miles. Rotating regularly is a good way to ensure that your tires wear as evenly as possible, which will maximize the life of your tires as well decreasing the chances of a blowout. Also, don’t forget to check your spare.
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