briana sophie. tires. December 25th , 2017.
While this seems obvious it is critical to make sure that all tires are the same size on your truck and trailer and that they are rated for the size of the load that you are carrying. It is also highly recommended that on a tandem axle if one tire goes flat or needs to be replaced, also change out the remaining tire with that cycle, don’t wait to change it out with the other side. This is because when one tire goes flat the remaining tire on that side is carrying all the weight, potentially resulting in structural weakness that may not be obvious from the outside but may lead to another flat just down the road. Always check the inflation recommendations on the tires and fill up when the tires are cool, before you have driven the truck and trailer. Avoid running with tires that are not inflated to the recommended pressure as this is considered by tire experts to be the most common cause of tire failures on the road. While there is no hard and fast rule, most truckers will find that all tires will need to be changed out every three to five years. While you can gauge this by the tread and wear it is also a good idea to keep track of the miles and change out tires proactive. Remember that the cost of a flat on the road, especially in bad weather and road conditions, can really add to your tire budget. Always take care of yourself and your safety on the road by having the best tires possible on your truck and trailer.
Now you know that you absolutely need new tires, so what kind of tires do you buy? There are all kinds of tires that are made for all kinds of specific reasons. There are tires for durability, aggressive handling, and snow tires, to name a few. The everyday person not looking for fancy customization is recommended to buy an all-season tire. This is the kind of tire that comes on vehicles when they are purchased, unless otherwise asked. It is also commonly recommended that you buy the same kind, brand, and size of tire that you purchased with the vehicle. It is important to take note of that information. Even if you are unsure about what you are doing, take down the size and the type of tire so you know at least a little bit about it. Then you and your mechanic will be on the same page. Also, once the tires are purchased, it is imperative that you have a mechanic install the new tires. You want the job done right.
The "P" in this example stands for passenger. This tire would go on a passenger car. You may also see "LT" for a light truck, "T" for temporary tire, or "E" for a heavy duty truck. Simple enough when you know what kind of vehicle you drive.
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