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Selecting the Right Axle at A Trailer Parts Store

Posted by Hannah Kitners on Fri, Jun 02, 2017 @ 12:58 AM

While trying to determine the best place to find a replacement axel, the best option is to turn to a trailer parts store near me. Fortunately, I can check online to locate the nearest CSTK store closest to my home. At CSTK, you are certain to find the experts who can help you choose the right axle for your trailer.

The Importance of Axles

Like trailer hitches, people do not often think about axles, as they already come as a part of their vehicle. It is only when something goes wrong that we notice them. Since every wheel on a trailer has an axle, it is imperative to ensure this part is always functioning as efficiently as possible.

The axle is a significant component in the structural capability in handling the weight of the trailer as well as performing in other capacities. As part of the wheel/tire system, it absorbs both acceleration and braking forces of your vehicle.

Factors to Consider

It is important, no matter what model of trailer you have, to make sure it has the right axel. The staff at the CSTK trailer parts store near me understands this. They will talk to you about what factors you should consider before choosing the best option. Some common factors that typically play a role in this decision are:

  • LOAD CAPACITY: Make sure the load rating and the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating are in harmony.
  • TRACK LENGTH
  • SPRING CENTERS
  • OVERALL LENGTH
  • AXLE STYLE: Do you need a straight, drop or torsion axle?

To learn more about how to select the right axel for your trailer, visit a CSTK trailer part store near you, or give us a call at (888) 566-5743.

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