Keep Your Truck’s Tires in Good Shape for A Safer Ride

Keep Your Truck’s Tires in Good Shape for A Safer Ride

Every component of your truck is important for fast, safe deliveries – but few parts are more important than your tires. Everything is riding on them, literally, and worn-down tires can quickly cause problems.  They can become a major hazard on slick roads, as well as reducing your fuel efficiency.

C&M Motors is always here to provide commercial truck repairs when needed, but it’s best if you can avoid problems with your tires at all. Here are a few tips!

1 – Preventing Uneven Tire Wear

Tires, of course, wear down over time – but it’s best if both tires on an axle wear down at roughly the same rate.  Uneven tire wear decreases the lifespan of your tires and risks a loss of control in difficult situations.

You can reduce uneven wear by:

  • Keeping your tires inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI.
  • Avoiding high-force braking.
  • Maintaining your suspension.
  • Regularly rotating and balancing your tires at a commercial truck repair shop.

2 – The Importance of Tire Rotating, Balancing, And Alignment

These are the main forms of maintenance you should regularly give your tires.

Tire Rotating means moving tires around to different spots on the truck, to help them wear more evenly.

Tire Balancing reduces the negative effects of unevenly worn or slightly misshapen tires.

Tire Alignment ensures they’re all properly pointed exactly down the road.

All three services are necessary to get the best life and performance from your tires. Experts recommend contacting a commercial truck repair shop every 5,000-6,000 miles to keep your tires rolling smoothly.

3 – Know your truck tire numbers

Every tire sold in the US has a series of numbers on it which communicate a lot of information about the tire. For example: LT215/65R15 95H.

  • LT = “Light truck,” the intended use of the tire
  • 215 = the tire width in millimeters.
  • 65 = The proportion of the tire’s height to its width, as a percentage.
  • R = Radial, the tire’s construction.
  • 15 = The size of the wheel the tire is intended for, in inches.
  • 95 = How much weight, in pounds, the tire can support.
  • H = The maximum speed the tire is rated for, A-H. Here, H means 130MPH.

Knowing these codes will help you select the right tire for your truck and job!

C&M Motors are your source for Hino trucks, as well as commercial truck repairs for all types of vehicles. If you’re having tire trouble in San Diego, contact us for assistance!

Commercial Truck Wheel Alignment

Commercial Truck Wheel Alignment

C&M Motors is excited to announce the arrival of our newest piece of equipment at our Vista location. The Hunter 670HD heavy duty truck wheel alignment machine.

We can now perform multi-axle alignments quickly and more accurately than ever. Hunter’s DSP760T heavy-duty alignment sensors reduce setup time and provide accurate alignment readings.

It sees all six sensors live to measure alignment angles and diagnose tire wear conditions, all designed to get the maximum mileage from you tires and suspension.

If you have a truck that has abnormal tire wear, or was in a minor collision, let C&M make sure the alignment is correct and all the wheels and tires are balanced properly. Both procedures will extend the life of the tires and help reduce wear on the suspension components.  We also offer a complete collision center if the unfortunate larger accident has occurred, and once repairs are completed, we will make sure the alignment is spot on. Our Vista location is easy to reach and is ready to address all your commercial truck repairs. Also make sure to check out our online store for your belts and filters as well as cool custom gear for your Hino truck. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vista or our National City location.

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

The Advantages Having Hino Trucks in Your Fleet

The Advantages Having Hino Trucks in Your Fleet

If you own a local business in the San Diego area and are looking for a medium or heavy-duty truck to optimize your deliveries, having Hino trucks in your fleet can be a big plus.

Hino is one of the highest rated trucks in its class in the U.S. As a subsidiary of Toyota Motors Corporation of Japan, Hino trucks are built with the quality, toughness, and reliability that your business requires.

C&M Motors has represented the Hino brand for many years and knows the advantages that can benefit your business, such as:

Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency is the number one consideration for most business owners and Hino’s long-standing reputation for being excellent in fuel economy and reliability is what makes Hino stand apart.

Environmental Responsibility

Hino has been in the forefront of environmental concerns in the trucking sector for years. In fact, its advanced engine and emission control technologies have made it a leader in compliance to strict industry standards, especially in California.

One of Hino’s top contributions to the environment is its move to equip their trucks with a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR). This converts harmful emissions into environmentally friendly water vapor and nitrogen.

Hino’s concern for the environment will allow you to travel hundreds of miles every day with reduced environmental footprint.

Genuine Hino Parts

Hino parts are designed, engineered, and tested to meet strict quality control standards. Each part can truly assure you of the best value and performance. Even if you’re buying used Hino trucks for sale, you can be assured that its parts are authentic. C&M has a full line of genuine Hino filters, belts, and other maintenance parts to keep your Hino on the road. We also have a great selection of custom accessories to make your Hino unique.

Dependability

For the last three decades, Hino has built a reputation for being dependable on the road. Hino trucks are engineered using the best technologies. They are designed to withstand rough terrains longer and they can help you maximize your output and productivity. Hino trucks are tough, yet comfortable on the road.

Maneuverability

Hino trucks are equipped with a high-assistance level power steering system and a Meritor front axle that allows them to operate in tight city streets and limited parking areas.

Peace of Mind – Hino Warranty

This is the ultimate benefit anyone can get for buying a Hino truck. In addition to unquestionable quality, Hinos are backed by one of the greatest warranties available in the heavy equipment industry.

You can rest assured that the five-year warranty plan Hino provides on all trucks will keep your repair costs low.

Whether you are planning to buy new or used Hino truck, you can be assured that it will be a smart and profitable investment.

C&M Motors has 2 convenient San Diego area locations to serve you with 1 in National City and 1 in Vista, equipped to provide you with new and used Hino trucks as well as a full service department including collision and custom fabrication. Stop by and see us soon.

 

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

Local Full-Service Commercial Truck Dealer

Local Full-Service Commercial Truck Dealer

With two San Diego area offices in National City and Vista to serve you, C&M Motors is your local family-owned and operated commercial truck center. We are a member of NationaLease, which is one of the largest full-service truck leasing organizations in North America, giving you national coverage with local presence.

But C&M Motors is More Than Just Leasing

While leasing and rental solutions are an important part of our business, helping small local businesses with used trucks, collision repair, truck and fleet maintenance, parts, and fabrication are all part of our full-service offering.

Used Trucks

C&M Motors purchases and warranties used trucks, specializing in Hino’s medium duty line. Hino is currently offering special extended warranties on used Hino vehicles to protect your commercial truck investment and keep you on the road.

Emergency Road-side Service & Collision Repair

We have our own onsite collision repair service and offer 24/7 emergency road-side assistance to tow your vehicle and get you situated in a loaner. Our staff is here to help you, making sure your service continues, even in the event of an accident.

Service | Maintenance | Parts

With 2 convenient service locations for all your parts and maintenance needs, we will work with you to keep your commercial trucks maintained on a regular schedule, so they are reliable service vehicles for your business.

Fabrication

Fabrication can make the difference in efficiency for your business. Having your truck built out with all the right shelves, racks, liftgates, and more can make moving your goods easier and more efficient. Excellent time saving options can save your company time, which translates into money. We have over 36 years of experience with many types of transport industries and can help you understand all the fabrication options available to you.

More Options Means More Solutions

From leasing and rentals to purchasing and finance, we can help you at every step of your truck acquisition journey. But our job doesn’t stop there. We help you keep that
truck running and with any customizations needed to make it the best work horse you’ve ever owned. Trust your business to a local family-owned business who will take care of you like family.
Give us a call to learn more.

C&M Motors Inc
www.cmmotorsinc.com
(800) 736-3443

Warmer Weather Requires Being Ready

acAfter a long cold and wet winter, spring is approaching. You should start thinking about the service for your commercial trucks that will have you prepared for the warmer weather ahead.

Your vehicles AC system probably has not been turned on in a while and there is nothing fun about finding out there is a problem on the first warm day. Having your air conditioning system checked out before summer makes sense.  C&M Motors is equipped to handle all your commercial truck service needs. In addition to your truck air conditioning, the cooling system requirements on your truck become greater in warmer weather. Let the qualified technicians at C&M Motors complete a thorough inspection of both systems to ensure your truck keeps running smooth and the driver is comfortable all spring and on into summer.

As the coming seasonal temperatures heat up, so does your vehicle.  It is critical to the operation of your commercial truck to keep the cooling system serviced.  C&M Motors provides full cooling system services for your Hino, UD, or any commercial vehicle.  Our comprehensive cooling service replaces those parts that are vital to your vehicles operations such as: Coolant, Thermostat, radiator cap – and we inspect- radiator, belts, hoses.  This will insure that your Hino, UD, or commercial vehicle stays operational on the road this spring!

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

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