Maintain (and gain) with correct tire inflation

You've selected the right tire for your vehicle. What's next? The answer: maintenance. Because tires are “mission-critical” items – and because they can represent a substantial investment – it pays to help optimize their performance and longevity. Maintaining proper inflation levels is the single most effective maintenance procedure you can employ to help achieve this.

Consistent, correct inflation positively impacts tire wear and casing life and also can help reduce the amount of fuel that your machines use. Inflation checks should be part of every pre-shift inspection. If that isn't feasible, check tire inflation pressure at least once a day.

Beware of both over-inflation and under-inflation. Over-inflation can lead to uneven wear and make tires more susceptible to ruptures while rolling across tough terrain. Under-inflation causes tires to flex more. Also, make sure you don't overload your tires.

Tires are designed to keep your equipment moving. Make sure you vigilantly maintain proper tire inflation to help keep your vehicles up and running.