How to get the best out of your truck tyres
Updated: Jan 5
It’s a simple fact: if you look after your truck tyres, they will last longer, saving you money in the long term.
Looking after your tyres helps you avoid costly and sometimes dangerous situations such as experiencing a tyre blow out while out on a delivery. A tyre blowout at its worst could end with you and potentially others in a crash; at its best, it’s going to cause you downtime while you, or a professional such as us, changes or repairs your tyre roadside.
Give your tyres a once over before any trip
At first, checking over your tyres may seem tedious, But do it often enough, and before you know it, it will be a habit that could help you detect if anything is amiss early when it’s easiest to repair.
Look out for signs of:
damage (cracks, bulges, punctures)
wear (uneven wear, too much wear)
foreign objects (any items such as a nail embedded in your tyre)
air pressure (flat, overinflated)
We recommend reading our article on common causes of tyre damage and how to avoid them.
Regularly check your tyre pressure
A flat or overinflated tyre both create problems and premature wear with your tyres. Make sure you regularly check and inflate your tyres when needed.
Get regular tyre servicing
On top of your own tyre maintenance, it’s best for you to bring your tyres in to be seen by a professional such as us, Double-D Tyres. We will thoroughly inspect your tyres and repair or replace them if needed. We’ll also perform tyre rotation. Tyre rotation helps your tyre wear evenly, which too contributes to the longevity of your tyres.
Replace your tyres when needed
Putting tyre replacement on the long finger is never a good idea. Proper functioning and safe tyres are not only a legality; damaged tyres will end up costing you more in the long run as a vehicle doesn’t run as well on worn or damaged tyres. You’ll also be composing the safety of your vehicle, which isn’t fair on you or any other drivers you’ll share the roads with.
So, get your tyres replaced promptly.
How we can help you
We get it; maintaining your tyres isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So that’s why we’re here. We can service and maintain your tyres or your whole fleet’s tyres. Just call us today.
If you find yourself in a sticky situation where you need a tyre repaired or replaced, you can contact us for roadside assistance.