Despite a laundry list of advantages advertised by tire manufacturers, experienced fleet managers know that what you buy isn’t always what you get. Testing tires first-hand is the best way to determine whether or not you’ll get the desired benefits from your tire purchases. Read on to learn more about how to conduct a real-life test of your own before committing to new or retread tires.
Before you begin testing tires, you’ll need to first establish which factors matter most to your fleet in terms of performance. The following are just some of the areas that may be of key interest to your commercial trucking operation:
Depending on the key performance indicator (KPI) you wish to study, you’ll need to establish a set of parameters to properly conduct your test. Doing so will allow you to more accurately record your results and understand the data at hand.
When preparing for your new or retread tire test, you’ll want to make sure that you are able to do so on your own trucking equipment. The following are some guidelines fleet managers should consider when testing their commercial tries:
Preliminary performance findings can only be made when the tire has achieved 50% wear. Additionally, preventative maintenance should be employed in order to keep tires performing their best for longer periods of time.
One of the best ways to ensure your tires perform as expected is by partnering with STTC. We provide commercial fleets with new and retread tire options, offering fleet managers a customized preventative tire maintenance plan and asset tracking capabilities to keep their tires operating at peak performance. Ask us more about our new and retread tire offerings by contacting us online today!