This is the 1st installment in our 3 part series on trailer tire selection, care and maintenance.
Passenger car tires achieve comfort in part by making the sidewalls of the tires softer, allowing the sidewalls to flex. Many trailers (especially enclosed cargo trailers and car haulers) have higher centers of gravity than the typical tow vehicle and sidewall flexing in this case can lead to increased trailer sway. The stiffer sidewalls and higher inflation pressures on ST (Special Trailer) tires helps to reduce trailer sway.
To learn how and why trailers will pull better and ride smoother on ST tires engineered and manufactured for trailers, please visit
Our second installment on trailer tires covered GVWR, GVAR and load capacity (
The third and final installment provides tips on extending the life of your trailer tires. There are steps you can take both on the road and off to extend the life of your trailer tires and to ensure your safety on the road. For more details on how proper tire inflation, storage and maintenance can help extend the life of your trailer tires, please visit
Tires are a critical piece of equipment for all kinds of trailers – horse trailers, car haulers, cargo trailers, utility trailers, etc. Using the right tire for the job is critical to keeping you and your horses, cargo and equipment safe and riding comfortably. Your trailer will pull better and be more stable on the right tires. Feel free to contact us at Trailers of the East Coast with any questions on getting the right tires for your trailer.
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