How to Change a Trailer Tire
No one likes to do it but it happens. The dreaded flare tire or tire blowout. But don’t worry, with the proper knowledge and equipment changing the tire on our trailer can be easy
- Pull Over Safely
If you’re driving when your tire goes out, goes flat, or your tire pressure light comes on then gently pull off to the side of the road in a safe spot and come to a slow stop.
2. Ensure You’re on a Flat Area
Before you do anything make sure that you have parked your trailer in a relatively flat area that is safe to jack it up on. If you’re on a slope it will not be safe to change your tire
3. Loosen the Lug Nuts
While your trailer is still on the ground and bearing its weight you’ll need to loosen the lug nuts on the wheels otherwise they will just spin if lifted off the ground and you won’t be able to get them loosened.
4. Use Your Trailer Jack
Grab your trailer jack and secure it underneath your vehicle and jack it up to that the bad tire is off the ground. For a faster, easier, and safer way to jack your trailer up, use your TrailerLegs to do so. All you need to do is place them accordingly underneath your vehicle and drive forward or reverse. See our how to:
5. Remove and Replace
Take the lug nuts off all the way and remove the flat tire. Replace with your spare tire.
6. Lower Back Down
Lower your trailer back on the ground. With TrailerLegs, simply drive your vehicle the opposite direction that you did to get it off the ground and your trailer will be back on the ground safely.
7. Tighten Lug Nuts
Ensure your tire is secured and the lug nuts are tightened before driving off