Are your tires safe for the road?
The tread depth for your tires are as follows:
4/32” on Steers
2/32” on Drives and Trailers
** By the time your drivers see 2/32” on their tire, there are other places where that tire is 0/32”!
When your tire’s tread depth is 6/32” it is time to start thinking about getting the tire replaced. Re-treading the tires will ensure that you do not go past your limit and will save you money on tires and tire failures. When re-treading tires, the tire surface is buffed off and a new tread is pressed on with a very intense adhesive, essentially melding the two pieces into one.
A common misunderstanding about tires that have been re-treaded is that they are the tires you see blown out on the side of the road. This could not be further from the truth. The blown-out tires you see are actually virgin tires that were low on air. The tire heated up and then blew. One way to tell it is not the tread is that you will see the steel cords/belts in the scrap pieces on the road. What, essentially, happens is the tire is low on air causing additional flex in the tire, constantly flexing the steel cords. For instance, if you take a pop can and continually flex it, it will eventually get extremely hot and crack at that spot. The steel cord then heats up and causes the rubber to begin to melt and the tire to lose pressure even further. One tire failure can cost over $500 on the side of the road, not to mention the cost for your drivers to sit and wait for a road call.
Wisconsin Truck & Boom Repair is here to help. We are a Michelin tire dealer and we have teamed up with Bauer Built Tire to service you better. LET US HELP YOU SAVE MONEY! Follow a routine daily truck inspection that includes checking your tire pressure and tread depth. When you are ready for tires, we can install your new tire and send your old one out for re-treading.
“A common misunderstanding about tires that have been re-treaded is that they are the tires you see blown out on the side of the road.
This could not be further from the truth.”