Simple tyre maintenance tips
Covid-19 and the resulted lockdown kept most of the trucks out of roads and travel. S.S. Gusain of Bridgestone India talks about simple maintenance tips to keep tyres in good condition even during the lockdown.
The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted most of the non-essential travel putting brakes on almost all forms of vehicular movements. The most impacted was the commercial traffic, till the time movement restrictions were removed. Covid-19 has become a major challenge for commercial vehicle owners.
Most of the tips related to tyre care can be undertaken with a proper visual check. So it is advisable that fleets perform these essential checks at regular intervals to make sure that the tyre remains in a good condition and free of any damages even when the vehicle is parked.
Why during lockdown?
This is more so important for fleet operators, who may have reduced their fleet movement as a result of the current situation and now have vehicles that have not been on the road for an extended period of time.
Tyre maintenance becomes even more essential in this situation. The tyre care principles remain constant whether your vehicle has been in use or has been parked, however, they become an even more essential checkpoint if the vehicle remains parked for 2 weeks or longer. Following these principles can not only extend tyre life but also add to the fleet’s bottom line by reducing the need for replacements. Tyres in optimum conditions also add to the fuel efficiency of vehicles and as such tyre maintenance is as critical as mechanical maintenance.
Here are a few Simple tyre maintenance tips that will keep your tyres in good condition: