Before a trip with your trailer, check the condition of your trailer tyres. There is a good chance that your trailer has been sitting around for a while and the tyres may have deteriarated.
By law, all trailer tyres must comply with exactly the same regulations for condition and tread depth as every other car or light commercial vehicle tyre on the road. Replacement tyres must be capable of sustained running at 60mph with the trailer at its maximum gross weight. This is also referred to as Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM).
In the interest of added safety, it is recommended that tyres of the same size, load index and speed rating as the originals are fitted. This information can be found on the sidewall of the tyre.
Trailer tyre pressures must be maintained as recommended by the trailer manufacturer. Low tyre pressures are the most common cause of tyre failure and variations in pressure from tyre to tyre can adversely affect the handling of the trailer.