If you are a truck driver, then you know the importance of keeping your tires in good condition. If you don’t rotate your tires on a regular basis, they will wear down more quickly and you will end up having to replace them sooner. In this blog post, we will discuss how often to rotate tires on a semi-truck.
What Is Tire Rotation?
Tire rotation is the process of moving each tire to another position on the vehicle in order to prevent uneven wear and tear from occurring over time. This can be done by hand or with a machine, but either way, it’s necessary because without proper care, your tires will fail prematurely due to excessive heat buildup caused by friction between them as they roll along pavement surfaces. Tires are one part of what makes up your vehicle so tire maintenance should never be neglected since there could very well be consequences for doing so!
Why Is Tire Rotation Needed for Semi-Trucks?
Semi-trucks have large, heavy tires that can wear down quickly if they are not rotated on a regular basis. When the tires are not rotated, the tread on the outside of the tire will wear down more quickly than the tread on the inside of the tire. This can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and increased tire wear.
How Often Should Tires Be Rotated?
There is no set answer for this. Different truckers will take different approaches. Standard industry advice is to rotate them based on how many miles they are certified for; once you’ve driven 1/4th of their lifespan, rotate them.
Another option is to rotate them based on what you see. If you notice that some tires are wearing more than others, get a rotation done.
Another choice you might make is to rotate your tires based on a set schedule. Some truckers rotate them every three months. However, you might need to do this more or less often based on how many miles you drive and the specific routes you travel.