Get the Most Out of Your RV Trucks by Buying the Right Tires
Used heavy trucks are a serious investment. Whether you’re buying one or two or an entire fleet, you’re going to want to keep them in tip top shape, and that means choosing the right tires. The right tires will take pressure off of your transmission and give you better fuel economy. They’ll keep you safe in rough terrain and allow you to drive in all kinds of weather conditions. RV Wholesalers, choosing the right tires for your fleet will save you big money in the long run.
Choose a brand that offers a decent warranty
If you’re not sure about the tire warranty on your current inventory, don’t worry. You can check it out by finding the manufacturer’s product ID on the tire’s sidewall and looking up the warranty (or calling the manufacturer to ask). If you’re in the market for new tires for your fleet, be sure that the manufacturer offers some warranty against defects.
Pay attention to size rating
When you buy your fleet, you’ll probably get an owner’s manual (or twelve). Check out the section about tires to see what score you’ll need. There should be a range; for best performance, stay in the middle ground of the range. Don’t buy tires that are rated on the high or low end.
Speed rating is also important
The speed rating on your trucks’ tires will indicate the speed that you can comfortably drive your truck in different load conditions. If you have a speed demon driving one of your used trucks, you need to be sure the tires are rated for it; if not, you could end up having to replace them all too soon.
Choose a load rating that meets your needs
If your heavy trucks are only going to be hauling feather pillows, you don’t need a tire with a high load rating. On the other hand, if you’re carrying around bricks of cement in your used heavy trucks, load rating becomes very important. You’ll probably need the highest rated tires for this job. If you’re hauling a mixed bag, you might be okay somewhere in the middle.
Don’t worry. You can always check out the vehicle’s identification sticker, which you’ll find on the inside of the glove box door. Including speed, rim size, and allowable payload recommended for your particular type of truck. It’s not enough to choose a number from the range and just go with it. You’ve got to consider what you’re hauling and how fast you plan to drive to find the right tires and get the most out of your used heavy trucks.