Tire maintenance and fuel efficiency are important issues for truck fleets. In order to remain profitable, it is essential for fleet managers to find ways to maximize fuel economy and extend tire life. Tire pressure has a significant impact on all aspects of fleet efficiency. Improper tire inflation in commercial truck tires may be a… Read More


One of the most important elements to assure a smooth running engine is oil. Periodic oil checks are necessary to make sure that your engine has the amount of oil it needs, and that the oil is clean enough to do its job effectively. A monthly oil check is a simple-to-do maintenance step that will… Read More


As anyone who has ever experienced hydroplaning can attest, it is a very alarming situation. Hydroplaning happens when water pressure causes your car to lift up and slide on a thin layer of water, and your tires lose contact with the road. It has the serious potential to be very dangerous because hydroplaning makes the… Read More


No matter what the fleet size, commercial tires are a major and crucial investment. Implementing strategies for extending tire life can provide serious cost-savings for fleet managers. More importantly, tactics used to maximize commercial tire life can also significantly improve safety for commercial truck drivers. 1. Choose the right commercial tire for the application. Selecting… Read More


Technological advances have made retread tires a safe, quality tire option that assures long-lasting, dependable performance for commercial trucks. Tire retreading involves applying new tread to worn tires, which are referred to as casings. Tires casings used for retreading are carefully examined and must meet required inspection standards. Retreaded tires are reported to be equally… Read More


When temperatures warm, ice and snow melt, revealing the abusive impact salt has had on the roads. This typically takes the form of one of the worst road menaces known to man – potholes. Aside from being an unsightly nuisance that makes your ride a lot less comfortable, potholes are one of the most destructive… Read More


Most newer vehicles have a built in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which continuously monitors the air pressure of all four tires. In most cases the TPMS alerts drivers through a warning light on the dashboard when tire pressure falls below the recommended preset limit. There are two different TPMS types – direct and indirect… Read More


Tires are a big investment. When shopping for tires, you basically want two things – 1) the best tires for 2) the lowest price.  But is it really that simple? It can be, if you look at it in a slightly different way – you want the right tires and the best value. Read on… Read More


Salt has proven to be an inexpensive and fast way to deal with snow and ice problems on driveways and roadways. This is due to the fact that salt lowers the freezing/melting point of water. But what does the assault of salt do to your car? Unfortunately the effect of salt can be brutal on… Read More


Now is the time of year to start or get back into good habits. Make 2016 the year you add vehicle maintenance to your list of resolutions. Preventive car and tire care will not only protect and prolong the life of your vehicle and tires, it also means safer travels for you and your passengers.… Read More