When you’re on the road, it’s normal to always keep a spare tire or air gauge for your car or RV, but how familiar are you with your car tow dolly tires?
While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you’re about to hit the road, your car tow dolly’s tires are an important part of your dolly. Not only are they fundamental in getting you from place to place, but they also play a large role in the overall structure of your car tow dolly – it’s important to make sure you have the right size tire, and keep up with your tires over time. If you’d like to learn more about your car tow dolly tires, we have everything you need to know to get started.
What Size Tire Does my Car Tow Dolly Need?
Every type of vehicle requires a different size and type of tire – and your car tow dolly is no different. Before you go to buy a replacement car tow dolly tire, check the current size and model of your existing tires. Our “EZE TOW” car tow dolly requires the “E” rated tire, which means they can withstand a higher load pressure than most other tires. The average tire pressure of “E” tires is 80 psi. That means your car will have plenty of support when it’s time to hit the road, whether you’re transporting a car or a small truck.
Can I Drive at the Posted Speed Limit with My Tires?
Just because your car tow dolly is designed for towing a vehicle, doesn’t mean you have to adjust your speed too much. Your car tow dolly tires will be able to maintain the same speeds as your RV tires, so you can get where you need to go without the additional stress. The key is to be smart about how you operate your RV, so your tow dolly tires last longer.
When Should I Replace My Car Tow Dolly Tires?
Just like any other vehicle, your car tow dolly tires will need to be replaced eventually. However, depending on the wear and tear of your tires, that doesn’t have to happen any time soon.
If you are a careful driver, stay on flat highways, and obey the speed limit, you can manage definitely increase the overall lifespan of your tires for closer to 20,000 miles. On average, depending on how much you travel, most car tow dolly tires last between 10,000 and 12,000 miles. However, if you are on rougher roads, and constantly breaking on the highway, that’s going to leave an impact on your tires in the long run. Do what you can to prevent unnecessary damage, and the rest will fall into place.
Typically, passenger side tires experience more wear and tear due to the rough nature of the road. If you notice things like uneven tread, or simply worn down tires, then it’s definitely time to replace your car tow dolly tires.
If you need help navigating the world of car tow dolly maintenance outside of your tires, check out our tips for proper car tow dolly maintenance. For more pre-road assistance, check out blogs on how to load, tow, and strap down your car to a tow dolly.