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Tyre Safety

6 Essential Considerations

Tyres are an integral part of the security of every vehicle, because they are the main thing controlling the vehicle in connection with the road. Sadly, global analysis has revealed that tyre situation is the second most prevalent fault published in HGV accidents.

Here are six important things that can propel your tyre security. Not only will these make your fleet safer, they will assist in managing fuel absorption and your overall expenditure per kilo metre.

Tyres should be routinely checked as part of every pre-trip inspection.

Tyre pressure is part of every pre-inspection tyre check but deserves a separate mention as well. Under-inflated tyres cause heat build up that can lead to tyre failure. Extremely high road temperatures put strain on tyres and can also lead to blow outs.

It’s essential that drivers check the tyre pressure of all drive, steer and trailer tyres, before departing. Incorrectly inflated tyres will also lead to premature tyre wear, reducing their lifespan.

Select the best suite of tyres for every vehicle and you improve safety as well as economy.

Tyre fitment should be done by a professional and it’s important to maintain correct tyre alignment and rotation as well.

Improper handling can cause irrevocable damage to tyres. In particular, there is risk of damaging the beads and wires within the tyre. When lifting tyres with machinery this should be done with flat straps, certainly not with the hook of a crane. Lift the tyre under the tread and never stand on the tyre

All tyres will age, mostly due to their rubber compound. Correct storage will preserve their lifespan and performance.

Store tyres in a dark, enclosed space, ideally underneath a plastic cover. If this isn’t possible then ensure that tyres are stored away from sunlight, UV rays, heat and water. Tyres should be stored vertically, one against another. Stacking them on top of each other will cause damage to the rubber and structure. A tyre storage rack is the best solution.

Tyre safety starts with your choice of tyre. Some are safer than others, especially for Middle Eastern conditions. Longmarch tyres are specially formulated for fleets in the Middle East and provide long-term economy as well as safety.
Book a non-obligation consultation with a Longmarch representative to discuss the best tyres for your fleet