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Trailer Tires

No matter what you’re towing, be it a boat, a trailer full of ATVs, or a travel camper, there’s a lot riding on your trailer tires. But choosing the best trailer tires and rims doesn’t have to be a struggle—just contact your local TIRECRAFT for personalized trailer tire recommendations, speedy service, and honest advice.

How to choose the best trailer tires for your needs and vehicle

You might already have lots of experience buying tires for passenger vehicles, but trailer tires are a different story.

Whereas passenger tire manufacturers typically concern themselves with good traction and creature comfort, with sidewalls designed to bend and flex in order to grip the road and minimize vibrations, trailer tires are all about maximizing their carrying load capacity.

Accordingly, ST-rated trailer tires are designed with much stiffer sidewalls, and the carcass of the tire is made up of a greater number of polyester and steel belts, both to carry additional weight and increase stability.

When buying trailer tires for a recreational vehicle, boat, or utility trailer, always look for an ST rating. While it is possible to install LT or light truck tires on some trailers, they lack the rigidity of dedicated ST-rated trailer tires, which can lead to considerable swaying and handling issues on the road.

Before you buy, it’s also a good idea to gather the following information, most of which can be found in the owner’s manual or on the door placard:

  • Optimal trailer tire size
  • Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or maximum weight the vehicle can carry when fully loaded
  • Gross axle weight rating or the maximum weight capacity of each axle
  • Load rating
  • Recommended tire pressure

For best results, you should also consider your unique cargo, daily driving demands, local weather conditions, and desired tire features. Many of these factors are highly subjective; others may require some expert advice, requiring a bit more knowledge of trailer tires than the average consumer brings to the table.

But don’t worry—your local TIRECRAFT trailer tire techs can simplify the entire process, asking simple questions to create a “customer profile,” then using this information create a shortlist of trailer tire recommendations based on your specific needs and budget.

Save money on your next set of trailer tires with TIRECRAFT

Along with true trailer tire expertise, your local TIRECRAFT can help you control costs with:

  • Personalized trailer tire recommendations—Save time and money by working with our trailer tire specialists to find the perfect fit, fast. Our personalized recommendations help you find what’s best for your unique trailer needs and vehicle specs, leading to better performance, reduced wear-and-tear and fewer unwanted repair costs.
  • Trailer tire retreading—Did you know that 80% of the world’s airlines and off-road, heavy-duty vehicles now use retread tires? You can save 30-50% on replacement trailer tires by investing in retreading, a safe and eco-friendly option for consumer cost control
  • My TIRECRAFT Rewards—Start banking rewards points today with our customer loyalty program to save on your next trailer tire set or service. For a limited time, you can get $20 in rewards points just for signing up!
  • National warranty program—Extend your trailer tire coverage with the Advantage Plus warranty program

Get a personalized trailer tire consultation at TIRECRAFT

Since 1990, TIRECRAFT has been committed to helping Canadians get the most out of their trailer tires with an expansive service catalog, celebrated cost control policies, and personalized tire recommendations. Now, with more than 300+ TIRECRAFT locations around the country, many of them carrying all of the top trailer tire lineups, we’re making it easier than ever.

Ready to book a free trailer tire consultation and get a quote on your next set? Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to get personalized trailer tire recommendations and browse all the top brands in one place.