Can you replace just one trailer axle?

Mar 22, 2023 | Spring Axles, Torsion Axles, Trailer Axle Kit, Trailer Axles, Uncategorized

This article answers the popular question: Can you replace just one trailer axle?

Short answer – yes. But, there are some important factors you should consider before deciding to replace just one axle or replacing both axles at the same time.

Axle Size

If you choose to only replace one axle on your trailer, there is a risk that axles may be slightly different dimensions, which can lead to misalignment and irregular tire wear over time.

Need help measuring your axle? 

When ordering a replacement axle, you’ll need three measurements: 

  1. Spring center to spring center
  2. Hub face to hub face
  3. Tube diameter

Click here for detailed instructions on how to measure a torsion axle and click here for instructions on how to measure a spring axle.

Axle Weight Rating

Changing only one trailer axle with a different weight rating from the other axle puts your trailer at risk of changing how each axle takes the load, affecting your tire wear and other trailer elements. For torsion axles specifically, they require the weight rating for each axle to be the same.

Convenience & Peace of Mind

Replacing both axles at the same time is always the safest and most convenient option.

Although it may be unnecessary to change both axles if only one is damaged or worn out, changing both axles at the same time will give you peace of mind knowing both axles are functioning properly for years to come.

Cost Effective

While the cost of buying one axle is cheaper than buying two, you may save money on installation. Paying to have two axles installed at the same time would be cheaper than paying to have each axle installed separately.

BlueSwift Axle Replacement Axles

The team at BlueSwift Axles developed a way to manufacture your trailer axles and have it shipped within 48 hours. Order online any time of the day at and our team will work quickly to get you back on the road.

If you have any questions about how to place your order or how to measure your axle. Give us a call at 515-608-8040. We can’t wait to get you back on the road!