Keeping your truck and trailer or diesel vehicle’s tires in good working order not only ensures a smooth overall ride but also saves you money by preventing a constant need for tire replacements. Let the team at Southern Commercial Diesel handle all your vehicle’s tire repair and replacement needs.
One of the most important components of a diesel vehicle is its tires, as they are responsible for maintaining contact with the road and providing traction. Without properly maintained tires, a diesel vehicle can become a safety hazard, and fuel economy will be impacted too.
One of the most important things to look out for when it comes to tire maintenance is damage. Tires can become damaged in a variety of ways, such as from hitting potholes, driving over sharp objects, or even from general wear and tear. Some common signs of tire damage include
If you notice any of these signs, it's important to get your diesel vehicle's tires inspected and possibly repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Proper tire maintenance also includes balancing and rotating the tires. Balancing the tires helps to ensure that the weight of the vehicle is distributed evenly across all four tires, which can improve handling and prolong the life of the tires. Rotating the tires regularly is important to ensure that they wear evenly, which can improve fuel economy and extend the life of the tires.
It is generally recommended to balance and rotate tires every 7,500 miles or every six months whichever comes first. This schedule may vary depending on the type of tire and the driving conditions the vehicle is exposed to.
Proper tire inflation is also essential for diesel vehicles. Tires that are under-inflated can cause poor handling and decreased fuel economy, and can also cause excessive wear on the inside edges of the tread. Tires that are over-inflated can cause poor handling and can increase the risk of a blowout.
It is recommended to check tire pressure once a month and to inflate the tires to the manufacturer's recommended pressure. The recommended pressure can be found in the vehicle's owner's manual or on the sidewall of the tire.
Overall, proper tire maintenance is essential for diesel vehicles, as it can improve handling, fuel economy, and safety, as well as extend the life of the tires. Regularly inspecting the tires for signs of damage, balancing and rotating the tires, and maintaining proper inflation are all key to keeping diesel vehicle tires in top condition. If you are ever unsure about how to maintain your diesel vehicle's tires, if you need help with a repair, or if you’re looking to schedule an appointment for your diesel vehicle’s tires, please don't hesitate to contact the experienced team at Southern Commercial Diesel for help.