Inspecting wear and tear items on any commercial truck is a great way to make sure you stay reliably on the road. With a trained eye, a variety of issues can easily be caught before trouble arises, saving you critical time and a lot of money in the process. At Autoworks in Ithaca, one of our top priorities is preventative maintenance, and noticing a problem before it becomes a bigger one.
Tire inspections are a fast and simple way to save yourself a great deal of trouble. Often, a tire will ride just fine until the moment before it’s too late, and you’ll find yourself stranded on the side of the road waiting for assistance. Our technicians look for key issues with the tires on your truck, to save you from the hassle of tire failure.
Low tread or dry rot is the most common and inevitable reason a tire fails. Once a tire becomes too old or too worn, it’s only a matter of time before it comes apart. At Autoworks, we catch imminent tire failures before there’s a blowout. Unevenly worn tread can go unnoticed until it’s too late, particularly on trucks with a lot of tires. Sometimes a tire that looks nearly new on the outside tread, can be so worn through on the inner tread that it needs to be replaced.
Knots and deformities are other issues that plague tires. While commercial tires are particularly sturdy, they also endure a great deal of abuse. Any deformities in a tire indicate that something has gone wrong inside the tire, and regardless of tread condition it won’t last much longer. Leaks cause low tire pressure and increased friction, which not only saps fuel economy but wears tires out much more rapidly and exposes them to intense heat increase. Repairing a leak is much simpler and more cost-effective than replacing a whole tire that has gone unnoticed.
Besides the convenience of catching an issue before tire failure strikes, inspecting tire condition also provides our technicians with a window into the overall condition of your truck. Uneven wear is indicative of bad bearings, poor alignment, or suspension issues, for example, while a leaky tire indicates a problem with a valve stem or the tire itself.
Next time your truck is in for regular maintenance, be sure to ask about the condition of your tires. No matter your truck repair or maintenance needs, our professional technicians have the equipment and knowledge necessary to get the job done. For the best fleet truck service shop in Ithaca, call or stop by Autoworks today.
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