When to replace your trailer tires?

When to replace your trailer tires?

Question: How do I know when to replace my trailer tires?

Answer: Because of the fact that your trailer tires carry a lot of weight all the time, treadwear is not the only reason for replacing your tires. Carlisle, one of the leading trailer tire manufacturers, recommends replacing your trailer tires ever 3 to 5 years. Should you ever experience a tire failure, you will also need to check your remaining tires for sign of stress or damage.

Maintenance tips

  • Keep your tires air pressure at the Maximum PSI recommended on the sidewall of the tire
  • Keep your stem valves capped to prevent contamination of the internal rubber valve
  • Always travel with a spare kept with proper air pressure
  • If you incur a blowout, slowly pull over to the roadside, to change your tire, and check other tires for damage.
  • Don't overload your tires. The maximum load is listed on the tires sidewall
  • Visually check your tires before each trip
  • Keep your trailer out of the sunlight, preferably in a cool dry place when not in use
  • Replace your trailer tires every 3 to 5 years.
Source: Carlisle Tire

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