Turn to STTC For Commercial Truck Tires for Every Application
For over sixty years, Service Tire Truck Centers have provided top-quality commercial truck tires and tire-related services in the Northeast. We’re proud to stock the absolute best in tires for working vehicles, with a wide selection of options suitable for any application. When you’re looking for top value for your investment, turn to STTC.
Tires from All the Brands You Trust
We carry commercial truck tires from all the top names, including Michelin Truck Tires, Goodyear Tires, Yokohama Tires, Dunlop Tires, BF Goodrich Tires, Cooper tires, Kelly Tires, and Uniroyal. We work closely with our suppliers, staying up to date on their latest technical breakthroughs and new releases, ensuring that the best and latest in tire technology is always available to you from STTC.
When you buy commercial truck tires from STTC, you’re getting exceptional long-term value. By bringing your tires back to us for our Michelin retreading services you can see an exceptional ROI by extending their lifespan at far lower costs than buying new tires. Our tires can be retreaded multiple times, and if retreading isn’t for you we’ll offer you casing credit once they’re worn down.
Tires for Every Industry
We carry full lines of tires for oversized and heavy-machinery applications as well, including earthmovers, refuse collection, agricultural vehicles, construction equipment, and emergency vehicles. We can outfit municipal vehicles, passenger buses, or even consumer-grade vehicles.
In every case, our expert service technicians will consult with you on your vehicle and its usage profile, to select the right tires from our vast selection. When you purchase commercial tires from STTC, you can be sure you’re getting optimal performance with the lowest possible operating cost.
The following content digs deep into Commercial Truck Tires, but feel free to jump to any section that interests you:
Table of contents:
- Tips for choosing the right commercial truck tires
- The Brands that Service Tire Truck Centers Carry
- How To Make The Investment In Your Commercial Truck Tires Last
- How Your Tires Can Lower Operating Costs
- Driving Habits that Can Extend the Life of Commercial Truck Tires
- Comprehensive Preventative Truck Tire Maintenance Program
- Maximize The Return On Your Commercial Truck Tire Investment
Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Truck Tires
Most fleet operators are committed to selecting the highest quality, reasonably priced equipment for their vehicles. But oftentimes it can be difficult to find the right commercial truck tires for the latest trucks. Our team at STTC has decades of experience selling the highest quality commercial truck tires in the marketplace, and in this latest post, we’ll present our tips for choosing the right commercial truck tires for your application.
Take the load capacity into consideration
If you’re driving across the United States with heavy equipment and other bulky loads, your tires are going to be under significant strain. Make sure you take load capacity into full consideration when choosing your commercial truck tires. Ask the manufacturer about the capacity and the potential performance under various stress levels. This can help ensure you keep your drivers safe and your vehicles in peak condition.
Consider off-road options
One of the major mistakes many fleet operators make is relying on tires designed for road operations for off-road driving. These tires aren’t built for rough terrain and they can cause a safety problem for the vehicle if you drive on rough terrain over multiple days. Off-road tires are designed with hardier rubber compounds and stone ejectors to remove debris.
Gain extra control with steer tires
Another important consideration is maintaining steering control during wet and wintery conditions. And that’s why many fleet operators are now adding steer tires to their vehicles. Steer tires are designed specifically to be mounted in the front axle position and help channel water away from under the tire surface to keep the rubber in contact with the road. One aspect of steer tires to consider is appropriate maintenance. When you experience a flat with a steer tire, you’ll recognize it immediately as the vehicle won’t move normally on the road and will be more difficult to control. This means it’s important to buy high-quality steer tires designed to withstand rough road conditions and to maintain them at proper inflation pressures.
The Brands that Service Tire Truck Centers Carry
With so many options in commercial truck tires, which brand(s) are best for your fleet? Below is a listing of the brands that STTC carries at each of our locations. Each brand provides lasting value at their respective price point.
- Michelin Michelin is the leader in tire technology and design. They have an extensive line up of tread designs and rubber compounds meaning they have a tire for every trucking application. They warranty their tires for 3 retreads, 7 years, and 700,000 miles. Learn more about their line up here https://www.michelintruck.com/tires-and-retreads/selector/#!/
- Goodyear Goodyear produces top tier products and has a similar warranty as Michelin tires. Goodyear also has a wide range of innovative products for every application that are backed by substantial warranties. Learn more about their line up here https://www.goodyeartrucktires.com/tires/
Yokohama is a bit more specialized and economical, but their premier steer and drive products are among the best on the market. This brand is backed by a two retread warranty meaning that the tire and casing provide lasting value to the owner. Learn more about their tires here https://www.yokohamatruck.com/tires
BFGoodrich is owned and manufactured by Michelin with the same machinery used in the production of Michelin tires. The casings have a 2 retread warranty and their tread designs are newer iterations of time tested designs. This is a more economical approach to a value driven tire. Learn more about their line up here https://www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com/
- Cooper Roadmaster
We have been very impressed with improvements made with the Cooper Roadmaster line. Their flagship tires have been tested against and out-performed major brands such as Michelin and Bridgestone for some operations. Their casing is warrantied and we suggest this line for more economical approaches to getting a quality tire that will prove itself with a long run out and lasting value. Learn more about their line up here http://roadmastertires.com/
How To Make The Investment In Your Commercial Truck Tires Last
With all costs of operating a trucking company going up, and fuel costs consistently volatile, fleet managers and drivers are consistently looking for ways to lower their costs. While often overlooked, a truck’s tires can have a major impact on their overall profitability. Properly managed and maintained, tires can reduce costs – but poor choices can lead to needless waste.