Trailer Tire Sales & Installation in Tucson

Whether your destination is the job site or the camping grounds, BRAKEmax can get your roadworthy with our selection of trailer tires. We have brand-name RV tires and tires for trailers from camper trailers and boat trailers, to utility trailers, horse trailers, and more. Make BRAKEmax your first stop for trailer tires in Tucson

We specialize in Freedom Hauler trailer tires.

Get value and quality with our selection of Freedom Hauler trailer tires. Freedom Hauler ST radial trailer tires include:

  • Polyester construction with steel belts
  • Nylon overlay for durability and strength
  • Enhanced shoulders for better heat dissipation and longer wear
  • Deep tread depth for better mileage and improved wear

Get in touch with the tire experts at your nearest BRAKEmax location for more details on our complete inventory of tires for your trailer.

How to extend the life of your trailer tires.

Just like the tires on your car or truck, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you get the most from your investment in your trailer tires. Here are tips for trailer tire maintenance and when to replace your trailer tires:

  • Monitor your trailer tires’ inflation: Every type of tire wears better with proper inflation. Check your trailer tire pressure before using your trailer as well as while it’s in storage. Underinflation is a common cause of quick wear and even tire failure, so check your tires’ sidewalls for their proper PSI.

    Keep in mind that you can’t rely on a visual check of your trailer tires’ inflation. The sidewalls on trailer tires are designed to be stiff, so they may look like they have adequate inflation when they don’t. Use a high-quality tire pressure gauge to be sure you have the recommended PSI for your trailer tires. For RVs, the optimum tire pressure may differ from the numbers shown on your tires’ sidewalls, so check your owner’s manual for specific inflation information.
  • Store trailer tires properly: Most trailer owners use their trailers for recreational purposes, so they may sit idle in the driveway or storage lot without moving for quite awhile. This lack of use can cause trailer tires to deteriorate to the point of needing replacement even before the tread has worn down. You can help slow this deterioration by doing what you can to keep sunlight off of the tires. Solutions for this include using wheel covers or propping boards around your tires as shields. Parking in a shady spot can help, too, but UV rays will still reach your tires.

    Another precaution you can take is to jack up the tires if they will be in storage for an extended period of time to keep them from contacting hot asphalt. Lastly, occasionally move your trailer enough so that one area of the tires isn’t in constant contact with the ground, which can help prevent dry rot.

    If you have a self-contained RV, such as a class C motorhome, the same rules apply. Protect your tires from the sun, move your RV from time to time to take the pressure off of one area of your tires, and keep the tires from contacting the ground if you can.
  • Lighten the load: Overloading your trailer can compromise both trailer tire life and your safety, so pay attention to the maximum load limits recommended by your trailer’s manufacturer. Also try to avoid using your trailer as a place to store heavy loads for long periods of time. Although you can’t make your RV weigh any less, you can make sure you have the right tires for the type and size of RV you have. If you’re unsure, the tire pros at BRAKEmax can make a recommendation and help you choose the tires that are right for you. 
  • Inspect your trailer tires: It’s a good idea to check the condition of the tires on your trailer or RV (and your vehicle) regularly. Look for bulges and cracks, and check your tread depth. If you notice any problems, bring your trailer to BRAKEmax for an inspection by our tire technicians. We can tell you if the tires can be safely repaired or if they need replacement.

Passenger tires vs. trailer tires

Although they may look the same at a glance, the tires on your car don’t have a lot in common with the tires on your trailer. Passenger vehicle tires are designed to give you a comfortable ride, with flexible sidewalls. Trailer tires are much less flexible, which plays a role in preventing your trailer from swaying as you drive down the road. Stability is critical in safely towing a trailer, so trailer tires—such as the Freedom Hauler tires carried at BRAKEmax—have thicker sidewalls and are made of heavy-duty materials that offer greater load-carrying capacity.

Ultimately, the differences between tires for cars and light trucks and tires for trailers come down to load capacity: Special trailer (ST) tires have 10 percent more than light truck (LT) tires and 40 percent more than passenger (P) tires.

Our trailer tire services

We know how important it is to get you back on the road quickly when you depend on your trailer tires for work, or even if you just want to hit the road for fun. Your nearest BRAKEmax location offers trailer tire sales and installation, plus mounting, balancing, and valve stem repair.

Buy tires for your trailer at BRAKEmax today.

With multiple locations throughout the Tucson area, one of our auto repair shops is just a short drive away from where you live or work. Call the location nearest you for information about our trailer tire sales and service or use our convenient online form to book an appointment today.

Trailer Tire FAQs

How long can I expect my trailer tires to last?

Trailer tires should last for about three to five years, but because trailer tires are subject to widely varying conditions, this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Unless you’re in a business that uses a trailer most days of the week, chances are that your trailer tires’ lifespan will be shortened the longer they sit unused. Dry rot, sunlight, and flat spots from disuse all contribute to the deterioration of trailer tires. So even if your tread looks to have very little wear, your tires may still not be safe to use. We’ll be glad to inspect your trailer tires and evaluate their condition.

Can I use a tire from my truck or the spare tire from my car on my trailer?

Special trailer (ST) tires are made to withstand the cornering force of a trailer as well as the trailer’s load. They’re designed to minimize swaying, which can be dangerous—in fact, the leading cause of accidents while towing are due to fishtailing. The wrong tires, especially when combined with improper trailer loading, can be a recipe for disaster. Even LT (light truck) tires on a trailer can compromise your safety.

Should I rotate my trailer tires?

With the possible exception of single-axle trailers, it’s a good idea to check your trailer tires for uneven wear, which rotation may mitigate. The technicians at BRAKEmax will be glad to check your trailer tires and let you know if rotation is recommended for your particular tire type and load.

Do I need a spare tire for my trailer or RV?

A spare is, of course, essential for the car or truck you drive every day, but it’s important for your trailer or RV, too. A spare in good condition may be a lifesaver (or vacation-saver) if you have tire problems on the road. Depending on their condition, you may be able to set aside a tire from your previous set when you buy replacement tires, and use that as a spare. It’s best not to do this, however, without having trained tire technicians thoroughly inspect the tire you plan to keep as a spare.