Your truck may be an extremely sturdy vehicle, but this does not mean that it is immune to wear. One of the aspects of your vehicle that would require particular attention would be your truck tyres. If you tend to drive off-road with your vehicle, tyre maintenance becomes even more important to ensure that you are not taking on rough terrain with un-roadworthy tyres. Not to mention that proper maintenance will also ensure that that the lifespan of your tyres is prolonged, which translates into decreased tyre replacement costs for you. The following are tyre maintenance tips that every truck owner should employ.
Frequent rotation of your truck tyres
The easiest method to prolonging the life of your truck tyres would be to try to decrease the amount of wear that they acquire. Since the tyres will always be in contact with the road, the only thing you can do is ensure that the different tyres are wearing down at the space pace by rotating them, which would lengthen the period in between tyre replacements.
It should be noted though that the frequency of the tyre rotation would largely depend on your driving style as well as the terrain your vehicle is frequently exposed to, so your auto mechanic would be better placed to determine the rotation schedule. Some of the tyre rotation techniques that you could engage in include straight rotation, five-tyre rotation, cross rotation and four-wheel-drive rotation.
Routine re-filling of the tyre pressure
The correct pressure in your truck tyres is crucial for two primary reasons. Firstly, when your truck tyres are adequately inflated, they have better contact with the road, and this greatly diminishes the chances of you losing control of your vehicle when driving. The enhanced control also minimises the amount of damage that your tyres develop, since you will not have to be making any sudden movements on the road to prevent your car from skidding or slipping on the road.
The second reason why tyre pressure is crucial is that it will ensure proper fuel consumption by your vehicle as your engine will not be overworking itself on the road. The recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle will be stipulated in the owner manual, or you could have a look at the inside of your fuel flap to see what the manufacturer indicated.
It is important to note that the rate at which the tyre pressure needs to be refilled would depend on the amount of mileage your vehicle covers, hence this frequency would differ from one truck to the next.Share
13 September 2017
Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Stan and this is my brand new blog. I hope you like it. This blog will be dedicated to the topic of how to keep the tyres and wheels on your car are in good condition. I learnt about this subject the hard way and it is my hope that this blog will prevent you from having to do the same. It all started when I was driving down the road and I heard a very loud bang. The next thing I know, I can see one the wheels of my car travelling down the road next to my vehicle. However, it was not attached to my car! The guy in the auto repair shop fix it up and explained how I could look after my wheels and tyres in the future.