Time to Check Those Tires

Time to Check Those Tires

Check tires and wheels often, weekly and before a trip. Make a routine general walk around inspection, lights, wipers, and a tire check. You should be specifically looking for the following:

  • Check tread depth for wear (steer tires should have 4/32nd and all other tires should have at least 2/32nd inch minimum tread depth)
  • Check for tread separation
  • Check tire’s air pressure with an air pressure gauge, maintain the pressure according to the manufacturer’s specs (this should be done at least bi-weekly)
  • Check rims for damage and wear
  • Look for loose or missing lug nuts
  • If you have a truck with “duallies” watch for debris that could be lodged between the wheels
  • Watch for damage caused by road hazards (nails, screws, sidewall damage, etc.)
  • Check for mismatched tires (such as mixing bias and radial tires on the same axle)
  • Ensure valve stem covers are in place
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