Checking Trailer Tire Air Pressure

In getting ready to go to the lake for memorial day, fourth of July or any other time, be sure that you follow proper safety precautions in checking the tire pressure on your boat trailer or camper.

If your trailer’s been sitting around unused for a while, it’s a good bet the tires could use inflating. Using your trailer often can obviously lead to loss of air pressure, but tires also lose pressure when not in use. All tires leak air over time, and so keeping an eye on your air pressure is essential to keeping your trailer properly maintained.

The reason for maintaining proper air pressure in your tires is simple: Taking a trailer fully loaded out on the open road with under inflated tires is extremely dangerous. The friction created when the rubber meets the road can cause degradation of your tires. This situation can lead to a blow out, which is the last thing you want to happen to a trailer hitched to your car and traveling at high speeds. Even if a blow out doesn’t occur, improperly inflated tires flatten under the strain of an overly heavy load. This can create another dangerous situation, one where swaying of the trailer can occur.

Be sure to browse through our Online Store for our selection of tires for your vehicle. If you have any questions, feel free to call the tire experts at Your Next Tire at 1-888-513-TIRE(8473). Our hours of operation are 8am-5pm CST.

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