Whether you manage a fleet or operate a single semi-truck, maintaining your commercial truck tires will help you avoid problems on the road, improve fuel efficiency and save money. Having quality tires is only half the battle. Regular maintenance is critical if you want to get the most from them.
At Motorplex, we ensure the trucks you bring to us continue running as smoothly and safely as possible. Here are some tips to help you properly care for your commercial truck tires.
Check Your Tread
An essential part of fleet maintenance for truck tires is checking tire tread. After a while, your tires can have uneven wear and improper tread depth. Uneven tread can indicate other issues with the truck that need immediate attention. In addition, low tread can lead to safety problems on the road and can shorten the lifespan of your commercial truck tires. Checking the tread and fixing problems as soon as possible will help you avoid more significant issues.
How’s Your Air Pressure?
In Washington State, we’re not strangers to cold and changing temperatures. Unfortunately, cold weather and fluctuating temperatures will gradually decrease tire pressure. If you have low tire pressure, it can affect things like fuel economy, tread life and road safety. Regular tire pressure checks are critical to proper fleet maintenance and pre-and post-trip inspections.
You want to have your commercial vehicles come in for a wheel alignment every 80,000 to 100,000 miles. This mileage is good to remember, but you should also check your manufacturer’s recommendation for wheel alignments. When you have a tire misalignment, it can shorten the lifespan of your tires and your trucks. If you’re seeing irregular wear on your tires, it might be a sign that your tires are not aligned as they should be.
Motorplex is a full-service heavy truck, RV and fleet repair company with shops located in Auburn and Spokane, Washington. We can provide complete diagnostic and repair services to ensure your trucks are safe on the road and operating at their best. In addition, we offer on-site and mobile fleet maintenance and repair services.
Give Motorplex a call today to learn more about our services!
Motorplex Offers Fleet Maintenance in Auburn and Spokane
Motorplex offers fleet maintenance, in-shop repairs, and onsite mobile service in Auburn and Spokane. We can work on all makes and models from light automotive, medium-truck, and heavy-duty vehicles. As diesel engine repair experts, you can trust that fleet is in good hands.
Need professional fleet maintenance? Then Motorplex is here to help. Contact us now to book an appointment in Auburn, WA or Spokane, WA!