Fleet vehicle tires play multiple roles. They assist driving, protect your truck, ensure safety for the driver and are a key cost investment. That’s why choosing the right tires for your vehicle requires several considerations.
With different fleet vehicles, not each one will use the same tires. Equipping the wrong tires can be dangerous and lead to less-than-optimal performance while on the road.
Consider the Route
Manufacturers design tires with specific tread designs, strength, construction, and use for on or off-road driving. So, before buying just any tire, think about which truck will need the tire and what route it will take. For example, there’s little point in using a tire with a robust tread for rough terrain if the vehicle never leaves the highway. In that case, tread life is more valuable than a tire built for bumps and rough roads.
Know Tire Positions
The wheel position and alignment are just as important to know when choosing new fleet vehicle tires. If the tire is there to steer, drive, pull a trailer or is an all-position, it affects the tire. For a trailer tire used in urban driving, for example, you’ll want a resistant tire that curbs won’t cause damage. A drive tire for line haul driving needs low tread wear with resistance to irregular wear and good steering response. Before you buy any tires, consider the needs of the tires with their placement on your truck.
Think About the Maintenance
As with any truck component, a tire will need proper fleet maintenance and care once installed. Regular inspections will prevent issues and help keep the tires in top shape. Keeping the tire inflated to its specifications will play a key role in maintaining good fuel economy and even wear. Once you find the right tires, check the inflation at least once a week.
Avoid Used Tires When Possible
Another tip for choosing the right tires is to avoid used tires. While the cost may be tempting, there’s no guarantee on the tire. Unless you know how it was used before or what conditions it faced, there’s the risk of tire failure. Instead, purchase new tires that will last for much longer and be safer. Then keep up with regular fleet maintenance to catch issues early and keep those new tires in top shape.
Leave It to the Professionals
The final part of choosing the right tire is working with a trusted and experienced professional. A professional can quickly narrow down the best tire for your truck and then handle the installations. Proper tire installation is necessary for keeping your truck and drivers safe.
You can always rely on Motorplex to help with fleet vehicle tires.
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