A tire industry survey reveals that nearly seven out of 10 vehicles are riding on under inflated tires, and nearly one in five vehicles has at least one significantly under inflated tire.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association reminds individuals to maintain their tires, which is the mission of National Tire Safety Week June 1-7. Under-inflated tires waste fuel, increase the risk of tire damage and cause premature tire wear.
Of course, as professionals who rely on trucks to make their living, landscapers should know to keep a tire pressure gauge handy – and to use it.
But tire technology changes rapidly, and it’s important for commercial vehicle fleet managers to stay informed.
So rather than pass along consumer-level tips regarding the obvious, here’s a round-up of recent How-Tos:
- How To Prep Tires for Snow Season
- Choosing the right tires for your pickups
- Selecting the proper match of wheels and tires
And if all that info makes you think you don’t know tires as well as you should, have look at these other results from the RMA consumer survey:
- 5 out of 6 motorists do not properly check tire pressure
- 2 out of 3 motorists do not check the spare tire
- Half of all motorists do not know how tell if a tire is bald
Editor’s Notes: Kevin Jones is a senior editor for sister site Hard Working Trucks.