Tire Digest explains tire care, fuel economy

A good tire program is essential to getting the most from a truck’s tires as well as maximizing fuel economy, according to Pressure Systems International’s (PSI) latest Commercial Fleet Tire Digest.

With the average price of a commercial truck tire costing $400-$500, depending on wheel position and the tire’s make and model, getting the most miles out of a tire casing is critical to reducing overall tire cost per mile, according to PSI.

Tips for increasing tire miles and fuel mileage include maintaining proper inflation pressure so that the tire footprint is at the optimum width and length, lessening the chance of irregular or uneven wear patterns.

PSI also warns that mismatched tire duals also can lead to early tire removals. Tire duals should be maintained within plus/minus 5 psi of each other to ensure tire revolutions per mile are as close as possible, or irregular tire wear will occur. Another way to avoid irregular tire wear is to, when replacing dual tires, ensure the tire circumference of the two tires is as close as possible.

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