Truck tyres are one of the most overlooked parts of trucks when maintenance is concerned. And it’s not just the trucks either. The same goes for tyres of most other vehicles in Liverpool. While most drivers inspect the engines of their vehicles regularly, many only take a look at their tyres Liverpool, when they notice something wrong
But this shouldn’t be the case. Your tyres are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, whether that vehicle is a truck or otherwise. During inspection which is a must for every truck driver, checking your tyres is as important as fueling your truck.
To ensure you don’t increase your chances of getting into an accident, we’ve gone through the trouble of compiling a list of easy maintenance tips for your tyres Liverpool. Applying these tips provided below assures your truck easy operability as well as long-lasting tyres Liverpool.
Always check your tyre pressure
During regular vehicle inspection and maintenance sessions, checking your tyre pressure is one thing you should never forget. Driving a truck with overinflated or underinflated tyres for too long will eventually land on a hospital bed if care is not taken.
Get a pressure gauge, and if possible, check your tyre pressure before every trip. A few extra minutes for inspection before taking her for a spin could save you several thousand in hospital bills.
Clean your tyres
If you think just because your tyres don’t need cleaning just because they come in contact with dirt on every drive, then you’re severely mistaken. This is what happens when there’s a lot of grime, grease or particles in between the threads of your tyres Liverpool:
- Your tyres wear faster, making them lose their durability.
- Too much grease or grime in between threads eventually causes tyres to lose their friction between the tyre and the roads. Once this happens, driving suddenly becomes like ice skating, slippery and uncontrollable.
To avoid unnecessary accidents, wash your truck tyres yourself or take your truck to the car wash if you can’t do it yourself.
Drive smart and drive safe
Just because James Bond over speeds or jam on the brakes a lot in the movies doesn’t mean it’s okay to do that in real life. Always keep your speed below the limit and avoid jamming your brakes excessively. Failure to do these two things increases the risk of wear and tear in your tyres Liverpool.
Rotate your tyres regularly
You should rotate your truck tyres Liverpool after every 6,000-8,000 miles to help them last longer. How? Rotating your tyres after a very long trip helps distribute wear and tear evenly across every tread on the tyre. Doing this helps the tyre be more durable and also reduces the chances of getting into an emergency.
Align your wheels
If you notice unusual vibrations when driving your truck on a straight highway or your steering wheel being off-centre, then chances are it’s you getting your tyres checked and aligned.
Aligning your tyres go a long way in preventing accelerated wear and tear. You should NEVER ignore the signs of misaligned tyres. If not, you’ll lose control during a trip and get into an accident.
NEVER mix up tyres
As a truck driver, this is the gravest thing you can do to your truck before going on a trip. Never mix deep treaded tyres with normal treated ones. Doing so can cause imbalance when driving and you really don’t want to drive in conditions like that.
If you’re going to have a spare tyre, make sure you get one with the same tread depth as the ones under your truck.
‘Store’ your tyres well
Washing your truck tyres every now and then is good, storing them under suitable conditions completes the job for you. It’s that simple. If you store your tyres well, they last longer and don’t age that easily. Here are the best conditions suitable for storing your tyre:
- Space without direct sunlight (this heats up the vulcanized rubber thereby wearing the tyres faster than normal).
- A dry area prevents unnecessary reactions between water and the tyres.
- A cool place (not too dry as well as moist) also helps increase the chances of your tyre maximizing its lifespan.
Inspect immediately after every trip
This doesn’t mean you have to spend hours checking every inch of your truck just to catch the most minute change in your tyres. Inspecting them after every trip simply means you take a few minutes or hours (whichever you prefer) after each trip and check for any abnormalities in your truck tyres Liverpool.
As soon as you notice any weird behaviours, then it’s time to call in the pros for proper troubleshooting and repairs. Its good thing access to our team of professionals is just a call away from you.
During the inspection and you notice abnormalities in your truck tyres, its best to leave repairs to the professionals like ours. NEVER take on more than you can handle.