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How to Save Money on Tire Maintenance

tire maintenanceCheck Your Tread

This might be the easiest thing to do for tire maintenance, but it is often forgotten until it’s too late and you’re on the side of the road with a surprise flat. Checking your tire tread is important because it’s what helps give you traction on the road, and when it is too worn down it can cause hydroplaning, flats, and all sorts of other issues.

Make Sure Your Wheels Are Aligned

This goes not only for getting your cab aligned but getting your trailer aligned as well. If the two do not match, you will have to overcorrect which will cause dragging. This puts a lot of wear on your tires which could be easily avoided by proper alignment. A lot of wear means replacing your tires sooner than you’d like.

Check Tire Pressure

Before you leave for a job or to take your truck on any long drive, it should be a part of your checklist to check your tire pressure. Tire pressure below or highly above the manufacturer recommended pressure can be dangerous and cause blowouts or flats. Along with this, check your valve to make sure it is not cracked or leaking air. Ideally, you should check your tire pressure at least once a month, and more often if you’re taking long trips or commuting regularly.

tire maintenanceHowever, if you do end up with a problem with your tires or truck, we are happy to provide truck refurbishment or custom truck replacement. While we know tires aren’t a reason to buy a new truck, sometimes tire damage means that the rest of the truck may be experiencing similar wear and tear and is in need of an upgrade. This is where Osco Tank & Truck Sales is here to help. Contact us today for truck refurbishment or custom truck builds and check out our tank sales.