Don’t let your tires get tired
Tips & Perspectives
You have to stop your vehicle and change a tire, it’s a major hassle for any driver but for a fleet manager it’s a real headache.
Apart from being costly, especially for trucks that have larger tires or vehicles that require special tires, delays can create client issues. So consider paying more attention to your tires and you could save time in the future and increase the productivity of your fleet.
As a fleet manager, if you are constantly changing your vehicles’ tires, something is not right and some important steps need to be taken. It’s not just rocks and potholes that damage tires. Adopting a few simple habits will greatly reduce wear and extend a tire’s operational life.
Prevent premature wear of tires
- Maintain consistent driving behavior, avoiding hard cornering;
- Avoid fierce braking and harsh acceleration;
- Keep tires properly inflated. The recommended pressure is specified in your owner’s manual or the sticker in your door jamb;
- Carry the correct load weigh to optimize tire wear;
- Regularly check your tire pressure before you start a long journey (with cold tires);
- Change the pressure according to load and speed conditions;
- Make sure your vehicle is aligned correctly;
- Check that your shock absorbers are in good working order;
- Align your vehicle when you have new tires fitted;
- Check your vehicle alignment every few months to ensure that it is still set correctly;
- Avoid sidewalks and turning your wheels with the vehicle is stationary;
- Visually inspect your tires regularly;
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions when changing tires.
- Fleet management software
- Check tires pressure
- Driving behavior
- Fleet management
- Inspect tires
- Intelligent fleets
- Reduce idle times
- Reduce fleet costs
- Replacing tires
- Tire pressure
- Vehicle safety
- Vehicle tracking