Commercial trucks put a lot of miles on their tires each day, whether the truck is driven locally or nationally. Most trucks start out with new tires that are the same size and brand without any wear. As the truck is driven, tires don’t usually give out at the same time. If you’re replacing tires in the service shop or from a mobile tire service, you may just decide to get any tire that fits the truck to get back on the road. It’s important, however, to match your replacement tire to the tires on your truck. Here’s why you should make sure your tires aren’t mismatched.
Mismatched tires can mean many different things. It can mean different tires by manufacturers or size, but it can also mean different inflation levels or tread wear patterns. When tires are mismatched, it can cause uneven tread wear, decreased mileage, and shorter tire lifespan. Tires may fail prematurely, costing you even more to replace them. Differences between tires makes one tire do more work, throwing off the future balance of the tires.
Mismatched tires on your trucks are like throwing money out the window! Avoid doing this.
Ideally, all the tires on a commercial truck would wear at the same pace and need to be replaced at the same time. Since that isn’t likely, the next best thing is to have a strong tire maintenance program in place. Regularly check tires to make sure they’re the same size and show similar patterns of wear. Match tires across the axles. When tires do need to be replaced, put the new tires on the same axle. If you are using used tires, match tread as closely as possible when replacing tires.
STTC has a team of OSHA-certified tire technicians that can properly select commercial tires for your trucks to be safe and secure on the road. When you need emergency tire service, we have a broad inventory of tires that will meet your needs and help you avoid mismatched tires.
Call us now at 610-954-8473 or contact us online to learn more about our mobile tire service.