Off-the-road (OTR) tires are used for heavy-duty, off-road vehicles and are designed to withstand conditions that would render most vehicles useless. But what happens when these tires fail to perform as expected? In order to prevent costly blowout replacements and repairs, fleet managers need to ensure their OTR tires are properly inspected and well-maintained.
Any time your fleet prepares to travel, your tires should be thoroughly inspected — especially when it comes to air pressure. Be sure to inspect the following before departure, during travel, and after arriving at your final destination:
Simply performing regular tire inspections can help you determine the need for repairs or maintenance before more costly issues arise.
Prevention methods can also help fleet managers avoid OTR tire damage. By taking a few preventative measures, fleet managers can extend the life of their tires and avoid costly repairs or replacements:
Consider these preventative measures for your fleet in order to extend the life of your OTR tires.
Establishing a routine maintenance schedule is crucial to ensuring your tires are reliable and long-lasting. Having a TIA-certified tire technician professionally inspect your tires will provide you with the following:
Not only will a formal maintenance review by a certified technician provide you with valuable information about your OTR tires, but maintenance will also ensure your vehicle is in optimal health to handle its expected workload.
The best way to ensure your OTR tires stay on the road is by partnering with STTC as your tire service provider. Offering fleet managers everything from customized maintenance schedules, live asset tracking, and tire pressure management systems, our team of TIA-certified tire technicians have the skills and tools you need for continued performance within your fleet. Contact us today to learn more about our OTR tire service offerings!