At Trailer Boss, we know how much a flat can ruin our day. This is true on your vehicle as well as on your trailer. A flat on a trailer doing 70 mph down the road can ruin your entire week.
Having a flat tire on your trailer can actually cause a great deal of damage to the trailer parts surrounding them. Your trailer rims and fenders will typically take the majority of the damage in the case of a blowout.
Taking the time to check your tires before hitting the road can save you a lot of trouble and money when dealing with trailer tires. Here are a few things you can do to help avoid a tire blowout during your next haul:
Take a minute to check your tire Inflation. Your trailer tires should be inflated all the way to the max PSI at all times. When filling your tires, fill them to the max because under-inflated tires will cause heavy wear on both the inside and outside and reduce your tire life a great deal.
The tires on your trailer can be very susceptible to dry rot because to the amount of time they sit unused. Remember to look for small fractures on the sidewall of your tire. If you notice any at all, you need to replace your tire right away before it blows. You can prevent dry rot in the off-season by spraying your tires with cold water on occasion, to make it convenient, store some inside your trailer out of direct sunlight.
Please do not assume that your tire trailers are of proper size for the amount of weight you are planning on carrying. You can check to make sure your load capacity does not exceed your tire capacity to ensure safety on the road.
When in doubt, consider replacing your tires! If they are really old or keep having issues, it might be a good idea to make the investment into being safe rather than sorry. We hate seeing disastorous things happen that could have been avoided with a simple fix.
If you have any questions at all about your trailer in Olympia WA, please don’t hesitate giving us a call. You could also take a minute and stop by one of our locations to talk to us in person. It is our main goal is your safety, and the functionality of your tires are a big part of that.