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!

Fleet Maintenance Plan for 2018

Fleet Maintenance

Start 2018 with a Fleet Maintenance Plan

Perhaps you had not thought of a commercial truck fleet maintenance plan as a new year’s resolution, but it would be a great way to start off 2018. A comprehensive maintenance plan by C&M Motors can save your company money by keeping your fleet on the road, eliminating the management aspect, and gaining the peace of mind that your fleet is well managed and serviced.

Fleet Maintenance

Comprehensive fleet maintenance starts with service on a regular and plannedbasis. Imagine not having to worry about things like:

  • Filter changes
  • Fluid changes
  • Brake inspections
  • Safety measures
  • Tires

These are just a few of the areas that a planned maintenance program can address. Maintaining your vehicles on regular and planned intervals reduces the chance of breakdowns. C&M offers a range of service from maintenance contract plans to 24/7 emergency service.

Pick-Up & Delivery

C&M offers convenient pick-up and delivery of your vehicle and shuttle transportation to bring employees back to their location.

Maintenance Tracking

We provide maintenance tracking and will notify you when your vehicle is due for service as well as tracking recommendations that need to be addressed at a later time.

Let our qualified staff help you decide which plan makes the most sense for you and your business. We can tailor a maintenance plan to work with your business model to keep your vehicles running, and making you more money in the following months. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you make 2018 a profitable year. Contact us and ask about all available programs we have to offer.


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