The last thing you want is your trailer to break down in the middle of nowhere. Since a trailer does not have an engine, you would not have to be worried about extensive complications or even the possibilities. However, there are many parts or components in a trailer that can go kaput and the problem may be quite serious. Trailer wheels and tyres are relatively easier to deal with. If you have driven a car or a towing vehicle for a few years now, you are familiar with wheels and tyres in general. You may even have some relevant equipment to be proactive with the maintenance of your trailer wheels and tyres. Whatever is your approach and howsoever proactive you are with cleaning and maintenance or general upkeep, you must ensure timely replacement of trailer wheels and tyres.
It is easy to figure out if you have a malfunctioning wheel or tyre. You can spot a broken wheel or one that can break down any time. You can also spot signs of weathering on any tyre. You can accordingly decide to change the wheels or tyres at the right time. There are many common symptoms of wheels and tyres wearing out. If you find the tyres are not retaining the air pressure, if the wheels are not in alignment, if there are issues such as bumpiness without any problem in the suspension and other such signs will imply you have to replace the trailer wheels and tyres. Some signs are a little more complicated and can be misleading even. You have to be prepared to deal with such symptoms.
You may find your trailer to be unreasonably bumpy, it may bang your towing vehicle every time you break or the whole unit may veer unusually when you take a turn at a corner or bend. Such issues are not uncommon. You may wonder if it is your trailer wheels and tyres. While they could be a reason, the problem could be elsewhere. The real problem may be in the coupling. The damper in the trailer couplings may have worn out or suffered some damage. This may lead to the trailer banging against the towing vehicle every time you break. Couplings can also contribute to suspension issues and steering problems. You may notice the trailer naturally steering leftward or rightward or they may veer both ways, kind of oscillating from time to time. While the trailer wheels and tyres may be the culprit, the problem could be something else. Undertake a thorough inspection before you choose a remedy.