Heavy truck tire maintenance

Maintain proper tire pressure: Generally, the standard pressure specifications for the front wheels of trucks are not the same. The tire pressure data provided in the truck manufacturer’s vehicle guide should be strictly followed.In general, tyre pressure is all right at 10 atmospheres (in the case of medium – and heavy-duty dump trucks and large tractors, the load also determines how much the tyre should be inflated).


If you exceed that number, you should pay attention.There are two ways to monitor tire pressure: one is to use the tire pressure monitoring system equipped with the vehicle, the other is to use the tire pressure gauge.

One way is very simple and intuitive.It does not require manual operation and automatic vehicle monitoring, but needs to be equipped with tire pressure monitoring.The tire pressure monitoring device is included in the high-configuration vehicle of the combined truck, which provides real-time monitoring and alarm function of tire pressure and tire temperature, and is relatively mature in time.

The two methods are not complicated.Users can buy a tire pressure gauge and put it in the car and check the tire pressure frequently.


Check the tire pressure

It is well known that the air inside tires tends to expand at high temperatures, and if the tire pressure is too high, the tire will burst.But reducing tire pressure will bring two consequences: one is to wear out the inner tube, shorten the service life of the tire, and the other is to increase fuel consumption.If the tire pressure is raised, the advantage is that you will consume less fuel.

However, due to the high temperature in summer, after the car starts, the tire pressure will rise in the normal range, which may lead to a tire blowout and increase the braking distance, which is not conducive to driving safety.Therefore, summer should develop the habit of regular check tire pressure, check at least once a month.

Refused to overload

In hot weather, heavy trucks will consume more fuel when driving, which will also put more pressure on the engine cooling system. Truck pumps will be damaged faster, including bearings, impellers, shells and water seals, even if it is high quality truck pumps and leak-free truck pumps.At the same time, it will increase the burden of braking system and transmission system and reduce the service life of the vehicle.More importantly, the tire, the vehicle load increases, the tire pressure increases, the possibility of tire blowout will also increase.According to statistics, 70% of road traffic accidents are caused by vehicle overloading, and 50% of mass casualties are directly related to overloading.So, for the sake of you and your family, please don’t overload.


Shelf life of tires

The production date of a tire is usually marked on the side of the tire, with the first two representing the week and the last two representing the year of production.

When selecting and dismantling tyres, be sure to minimize the storage of tyres.Generally speaking, the shelf life of unapplied tyres is three years.Also watch out for tire wear.If there is a “sick tire”, remove as soon as possible, because in the whole process of the car exercise, when the tire is in the defect part, anytime and anywhere there is a leakage of steam or tire tire is likely to burst.

Post time: Jun-03-2021