Few Steps Towards Improved Tire Economy

Since your truck tires will wear out over time, you will need to replace them as the tread wears out. With often 18-tires per semi-trailer truck, a whole fleet of trucks will have a lot of tires to replacements every year.

Having proper haul tires mounted on your truck and the correct tires for the correct position will reduce wear. There are specific tires for the steer position and for the drive position and then separate tires for the trailer.

Tire pressure is also a factor that can impact tire wear, having under-inflated tires tends to be the biggest contributor of excessive wear on heavy truck tires. Most of the blowouts of tires are attributed to low tire pressure; it is also the biggest reason why trucks get stranded on the side of the road.

Investing in proper high quality tires reduces the wear and will give your fleet more mileage out of the tires and less down- and tire servicing time. Higher quality tires tend to have less rolling resistance, which reduces wear and lowers fuel consumption.

Tire maintenance should still be done regularly to ensure that the tires are in good condition and that the tire pressure is in the correct level. Perform visual inspection, where you look for any damages to the tire and the sidewall. Measuring the tread depth to ensure that it is above the legal limit should also be done.

Retreading of tires is built on the principal that the once the tread is worn out, you can use the intact casing and add new tread to it.

Good quality retreading adds new tread with high safety and performance without jeopardizing stability or grip.

Retreaded tires are a fraction of purchasing new tires and can improve your fleets tire economy significantly.

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