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How to Change a Trailer Tire

While changing tires may seem complex, as a trailer owner, you must learn how to change the tire. If you haven't done this task before, consider reading the blog to learn the step-by-step process!

By McColloch's RVPublished about a year ago 3 min read
Trailer tire replacement

As a trailer owner, you know it requires regular maintenance to keep its pristine condition. Although most upkeep duties may be accomplished in the convenience of a lot or driveway, others necessitate professional Sacramento trailer repair services, enabling you to bring your trailer into the mechanics for inspection. While there's undoubtedly a time or an occasion where you have to involve the specialists, there are many duties respectable trailer owners should know how to implement themselves. Learning how to change a trailer tire is one such task. Fret not; changing a tire is far simpler than it seems, and anyone can grasp how to do it in a matter of minutes.

To help you master this new ability, we have enlisted the procedure from start to finish in this blog! Let's begin.

Steps to Replace Tire Trailer

Once you've securely jacked up your trailer and have all your equipment available, you can commence the tire-changing procedure. You won't make any mistakes if you stick to these guidelines.

Removing Tire:

Remove the lug nuts by losing them while the tire is safely in the air. Once you remove it, you may easily slip the old tire off the lug nuts. Consider keeping the nuts close since you'll need them again. Now, discard the old tire.

Inspect the Wheel Hub:

After you've removed the tire and the wheel hub is bare, take a sneak peek at it to ensure everything seems normal and functional. Examine that the studs and bearing are in pristine working condition and nothing is breaking or buckling. Although this examination isn't necessary for the tire changing, it's a rare opportunity to view the wheel hubs stripped bare. Otherwise, you have to seek Sacramento RV repair services to get your trailer entirely inspected.

Position the New Tire:

Now, it's time to position the newly purchased sparling tire onto the lug bolts. If you suspect anything that appears incorrect, you've probably bought the wrong size and type. Correct it by getting the right tire. Thoroughly look at the tire to ascertain everything is working optimally.

Add the Lug Nuts:

Replace the lug nuts you removed previously to position the new tire. After doing the first few turns by hand, use the wrench to tighten them to ensure the tire doesn't slip off.

Lower the Tire:

Once you've tightened the lug nuts with your hands, lower the jack until the tire lays flat on the ground. Take this out from the trailer beneath and place it aside. Also, don't forget to remove the wheel chock from the trailer's opposite side.

    Tighten the Lug Nuts:

You should have sufficient resistance to tighten the lug nuts the rest of the way with the added pressure of the tire on the ground. Tighten the lugs to the maximum with your lug wrench until they no longer move.

Cleaning Up:

So finally, you've accomplished the work. The replaced tire should be positioned securely and not require further maintenance for quite some time. Remove the old tire and clean up the strewn tools. Wait until your city has a big garbage collection event before disposing of the old tire. Consult with your local mechanic to know whether they recycle tires. Else, you may reuse your old tire by transforming it into a tire swing, flower planter, or compost bin.

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About the Creator

McColloch's RV

McColloch's Rv repair and storage family-owned firm has operated in Sacramento since 1989. With over 30 years of experience in RV service Sacramento, RV repair, and collision, we are your local specialists.

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