How to Improve Mileage, Wear and Safety
The key to getting the most out of your tyre assets is proper maintenance. Constant care will keep your tyres rolling longer. If you follow our basic steps to tyre maintenance, your tyres can deliver maximum mileage, wear and safety for your trucks.
Proper Inflation: The Most Important Step of Tyre Maintenance
Many of today’s tyre problems are caused by insufficient or careless attention to tyre pressures. No tyre or tube is completely impervious to loss of air pressure. To determine the proper inflation pressure, all trucks should be weighed.
How to Weigh Your Truck
Be sure to weigh your vehicles, fully loaded, on a scale. Each axle, front and rear, and trailer must be weighed separately. Actual gross axle weights should be compared with the manufacturer’s tyre data book to determine the inflation pressure required. The load carried by each individual front axle tyre should be noted. If the maximum load-carrying capacity of the tyre is below the actual scale weight, greater carrying capacity tyres must be used, either a higher load index (load range or ply rating) or a larger tyre size.