How to get the most out of your Tyres with great Truck Tyre Maintenance
Updated: Aug 20
Even though they are made to last, truck tyres do wear out over time. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t expect anything more than excellent service from them, especially if you follow our truck tyre maintenance advice.
Always do a visual inspection before your trip
Performing a thorough visual inspection of your truck’s tyres before any trip is the basis of a good maintenance mindset, and can be done as you’re inspecting the air pressure in the tyres.
Keep in mind to look out for bulges, abrasions or cracks, and be sure to check for sharp objects stuck in the tread, as they can cause damage to the tyre as you drive, and while you’re at it, check to see if your tyres’ treads are still looking good.
Check the pressure
If your tyres aren’t properly inflated, you’ll find yourself with wear issues that will quickly have a negative effect on your handling, fuel, economy, braking, and traction. This means that it’s incredibly important to check your tyre pressure at least every month.
When you do check for pressure, make sure that your tyres are cold, as warm tyres have increased pressure, and won’t give you an accurate reading.
Alignment and Balance
If you want to get the best possible lifespan from your tyres, it’s important to ensure that the tyres are perfectly aligned, as poorly aligned tyres will quickly start seeing irregular wear, which will not only wear the tyre down faster, but will also impact on your fuel efficiency and maintenance costs.
It’s just as important to keep an eye on the balance of your tyres. Normally you will start feeling vibrations or wobbling as you drive, which means you should get them checked out as soon as possible, as unbalanced tyres can reduce their lifespan, and is also mean bad for your truck’s suspension.
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