When analyzing your truck, the tires are probably the most important aspect. After all, they do put in all the work to get you from point A to B. Especially for trucks, tire upkeep is crucial to making long trips. Any truck driver will tell you that all they want is for the air in their tires to last as long as possible. It’s a clear benefit if that happens, which is why we have a variety of pressure systems to monitor this exact situation. The inflation of your tires can be beneficial and surprisingly detrimental in different ways.
Yes, over-inflation is a real problem. They’re much more difficult to measure and inflate than normal tires. Over-inflation is a major restrictor of efficiency for truck drivers making long trips on the road. An over-inflated tire can lead to punctures or impacted brakes. The traction of your tires could also be altered, meaning wear and tear could come at a faster pace.
Flat tires are not ideal, which is something everyone knows. They do happen though, and as a truck driver you have to be prepared for this outcome. The level your tires sit at affects the probability of having a flat tire. If your hovers low to the ground, it’ll clearly have more traction while coming into contact with the road at a higher rate, which increases the wear on them. Under-inflated tires tend to have issues like this.
The final thing to consider is how low tire pressure impacts drivers. A common reason for accidents is due to low tire pressure and cars losing control. If the tires are not properly inflated, it could lead to difficulty in steering and handling of the truck.
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