Tires and Wheels for Country Living: Jesse's Blog of TIps
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Tires and Wheels for Country Living: Jesse's Blog of TIps

Hi, my name is Jesse. I recently moved to the country, and with the extra space on my new property, I have bought a lot of new "toys". Now, I have everything, from a ute, to recreational vehicles, to all-terrain vehicles, to a small jeep. Each of them, I have learned, need different qualities from their tires and wheels. I love thinking about tires and wheels, repairing them, buying them and maintaining them, but I also know the issue isn't always as simple as it seems. If you have questions or just want to learn something new about tires, I invite you to explore my blog. Thanks for reading.

Tires and Wheels for Country Living: Jesse's Blog of TIps

How to Extend the Life of Your Truck Tyres

Herbert Morrison

In order to make sure that your truck is reliable, it is important that you care for your truck tyres. Maintaining the tyres on your truck can go a long way in increasing their lifespan. Tyres can be a large investment, but you can protect your investment in truck tyres by following a few simple steps throughout the year that allow you to get the most use out or your tyres and ensure that they wear evenly. There are a few helpful tips that you need to follow that are designed to make it easier for you to extend the lifespan of your truck tyres.


One of the things that you need to be aware of with your tyres is the amount of pressure that exists. Checking the air pressure of your tyres is something that you should get in the habit of doing regularly. You do not necessarily need to check the air pressure in your truck tyres each day, but when the temperature changes significantly, it is recommended. The ideal tyre pressure should be indicated on the surface of the tyre. You can increase the lifespan of your tyres by making it a priority to check tyre pressure every few weeks. Having too much or too little pressure in your tyres will cause the tread to wear unevenly and can even increase the likelihood of a flat tyre.


If you take your truck along many back dirt roads, it is suggested that you make sure to use tyre cleaning chemicals regularly. These cleaning chemicals will remove the dirt and dust from the surface of the tyres. Dirt on your tyres has the ability to wear your tyres at a rapid rate, but cleaning off the tyres will allow them to look like new for longer. The cleaning products that are designed specifically for use on truck tyres will also prevent your tyres from collecting dirt as easily as before.


The alignment of your wheels can also result in the tyre tread wearing unevenly. If you do not have your wheels aligned after you have your tyres changed or rotated, this can cause your tyres to wear out very fast. If the tyres are not aligned, the weight of the truck is not distributed evenly for each tyre and this can result in the tyres not getting very good traction on the road. This is a big problem, but it can be fixed by having your tyres aligned regularly.

For more information on making your truck tyres last longer, contact a local specialist.