New guide published to aid tyre management

A new technical guide has been produced to help commercial fleets reduce operating costs by making better decisions around tyre management.

Released by Falken, the ‘Technical Support – Commercial Tyre Guide’ has been published specifically for truck and bus operators.

The guide addresses questions such as: what factors extend performance through to the end of a tyre’s life; why is winter the best season to fit new tyres to commercial vehicles; why do individual tyres wear irregularly; how can a user maximize the lifespan of their tyres; what should be considered when checking air pressure during sub-zero temperatures; and what are the effects of underinflation or overloading on tyres?

In addition to providing users with in-depth information surrounding the maintenance of bus and truck tyres, it also features a comprehensive fact file on commercial tyre use, such as air pressure recommendations and the potential added value of a tyre after the minimum tread depth has been reached.

Daniel Hupke, manager of technical service & quality assurance at Falken Tyre Europe, said: “With this new Technical Guide, we are looking to build on the successes of our passenger car tyre guide that was released last summer. Numerous downloads and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the market have encouraged us to launch this new edition that focuses on commercial vehicles.”