Commercial tires are a major expense. The last thing you want is to replace them more often than you already do. However, there are mistakes you might be making that shave time off your tires’ lifespans.
Chief among them? Not maintaining the correct tire pressure.
Too much, and you might lose traction, roll over, or pop a tier. Too little, and the tire will maintain too much contact with the road, leading you to literally burn rubber.
What does this mean for you? Well, you need to know the importance of monitoring & maintaining your truck’s tire pressure and be careful about it. Here is a quick and simple guide to help.
Know the Recommended Pressure for Your Tires
- The driver’s side doorjamb (look for a sticker)
- The owner’s manual
- On the fuel door
Set a Schedule for Checking Pressure
Invest in a Reliable Gauge
Get to Checking
- Remove the valve cap.
- Press the gauge into the valve.
- Wait for the pressure reading to register.
- Repeat steps two and three one to two more times to ensure an accurate reading.
- Inflate or deflate tires to reach the correct PSI.