Inspecting Tyre Condition
Tyres are used on a wide variety of vehicles and machinery and their condition is often overlooked. Tyre condition is a crucial safety component for any wheeled equipment.
Tyres are the only contact your vehicle or machinery has with the surface it is operating on and are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle or machine.
Tyres need to respond accurately to steering commands, they need to roll smoothly and cope with the stresses that come from braking, cornering and accelerating. Above all tyres need to keep vehicles safely and securely on the operating surface in different conditions including when dry, wet and slippery or covered in snow and ice.
Tyres should be inspected regularly as part of a proactive maintenance regime. Tyres and wheels must be part of any daily pre-start checklist. Here are some important considerations when inspecting tyre condition.
It is important to keep the right amount of air pressure in your tyres (including your spare). Correct pressure helps to ensure optimum braking performance and minimisation of wear. Correct pressures also optimise comfort, handling and fuel economy.