How to prepare your fleet's tyres for 2021
Updated: Jul 10
In 2021, we'll hopefully see a return of workers back to the capacities we've known in the past. As such, there are many companies whose vehicles have been sitting idle for many months.
Before you joyfully welcome back your employees, please spare a thought to the health of your fleet's tyres. The last thing you'll want is your employees' productivity undercut by underperforming tyres. It's also important to factor in tyre safety for drivers and others on the roads.
If your tyres have been exposed to the sun or have been kept in less than ideal circumstances, then it's best to double-check your tyres' usability for both safety and efficiency reasons.
Ask yourself the following questions to find out how useable your tyres are:
Is it time for a tyre service?
The short answer is: yes, it's most likely time for a tyre service. It can be hard to notice if your tyres are safe if it's not your area of expertise. If ever in doubt, it's always best to seek the opinion of a tyre professional.
We welcome new businesses to our tyres services, so please contact us for any of your tyre needs.
Should I replace my tyres?
Another reason to bring your tyres in for a service is we'll be able to tell you if they're okay or too far gone and in need of replacing.
We understand that many businesses have done it tough over the last year, so replacing your tyres is probably an expense you'd like to do without. However, damaged or worn tyres are a safety hazard, a potential risk for fines, and are less economical in the long run due to increased fuel consumption and the inevitable tyre issues.
I've stored my tyres correctly, do they still need servicing?
If you've stored your tyres in the perfect condition, then it's hard to tell without giving them a really good check.
Look out for the following:
any foreign objects in the sidewall
punctures or flat
cracks bulges and lacerations
It's also a good idea to double-check that you the area you stored your tyres in hasn't experienced any dampness or increased temperatures.
Please read our article on how to correctly store your tyres for more information.
Fleet tyre management with Double-D Tyres
Your tyres are just another thing on your endless list of things to do and look after. We offer fleet tyre management to businesses of all different sizes. So, please contact us if you'd like us to take care of all your tyre needs.