Another winter season is behind us and temperatures are rising enough that many enthusiasts are getting their warm-weather toys out for summertime fun. Whether you own a boat, jet skis, ATVs, race cars or dirt bikes, you probably own a trailer that you use to transport these vehicles.
While checking the condition of your trailer, be sure to take some time to inspect the tires. The condition of your trailer tires is important to safety and is often neglected. Take the time to look beyond a visual check of the tires' tread depth. Trailer tires commonly "age out" before they wear out since many drivers don't put enough miles on them to cause significant tread wear. Therefore, be sure to check them for weather cracking, severe discoloration and other signs of aging before you use your trailer this year. Regardless of the condition of your trailer tires, most tire manufacturer associations recommend replacing tires that are over ten years old. For help determining the age of your tires, check out our tech article here.
Should you find that a trailer tire purchase is in your future, we've got you covered! Here at Tire Rack, we offer value-oriented trailer tires tire in the Power King brand. We previously discussed the Power King trailer tires in, "Goodyear Marathon Radial vs. Power King Towmax STR Trailer Tires." We also offer Goodyear trailer tires, including their new Endurance tire.
Goodyear Marathon Radial
Until recently shoppers looking for a familiar and well-respected tire brand for their trailer tires would turn to the Goodyear Marathon Radial. Since its introduction over ten years ago, the Marathon Radial has provided drivers with long wear and reliable service. In order to offer an even better trailer tire to its customers, Goodyear has replaced most sizes of the old Marathon Radial with the Endurance trailer tire and moved production of the new tire model to the USA.
The Goodyear Endurance trailer tires feature a new tread pattern with more tightly spaced ribs to provide constant rubber-to-road contact for improved straight line tracking, highway stability and longer wear. All sizes now include two-ply nylon reinforcement to stabilize the tread which increases durability and traction. Some of the most popular sizes have increased load capacity compared to the old Marathon Radial.
- 205/75R14, 215/75R14 and 205/75R15 are now rated for load range D instead of load range C
- 225/75R15 and 235/80R16 have been upgraded from load range D to load range E
- A new 235/85R16 size is now available in load range E