Driving a truck for a living can have major associated costs. Gasoline, insurance, truck maintenance and food costs can all add up quickly. Here are a few ways to increase the longevity of your commercial truck tires so you can save a little more cash for other things.
Tires tend to wear out unevenly across the outer or inner edges. Rotate your tires regularly to spread the wear and tear out over the entire surface of the tire. This is a major way to increase the longevity of your rubber.
Go Below the Speed Limit
Driving fast means you are placing a higher degree of friction on your tires, especially when stopping or turning. Driving slowly means your tires will be exposed to less friction and therefore less wear and tear. Whenever possible, drive below the speed limit and your tires will last that much longer.
Overinflating or underinflating your tires will result in uneven wear across the tread. Make sure to inflate your tires to the proper amount so the tread wears down in an even manner. Remember, if the tires wear out unevenly, you can always rotate them to even out the wear pattern.
There are other ways to increase the lifespan of your tires. These are just a few obvious pointers for making commercial truck tires last longer.