As the cost of self-loading mixer trucks continues to increase, the price of tires also rises. If improper use leads to abnormal wear and tear, it will be a blow to the owner’s wallet. So when to change tires of self loading mixer truck? Now let’s learn this together.
4 Cases When to Change Tires of Self Loading Mixer Truck
Depth of Tire Tread Pattern
The thickness of the tread pattern must be greater than 1.6 mm. If you often drive on wet and slippery roads with low friction, try to ensure that the tread pattern thickness is twice the above value. You can learn from professionals and buy a meter to measure the thickness of the tread pattern.
Tread Pattern Wear Indicator Line
Compared with the old-fashioned tire in the past, the new tire has one more humanized design: the tread pattern wear indicator line. When the tire is very new or the degree of wear is very low, these indicator lines are hardly noticeable, but when the wear reaches a certain level, these indicator lines hidden in the tread grooves will appear. The tread pattern wear indicator line is a flat rubber strip, which is inlaid in the tread groove perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tread. When you check the tires and you can occasionally find one or two indicator lines, it means that the thickness of the tread pattern has been reduced a lot. In this case, you should be extra careful when driving on wet roads. If almost all the indicator lines on the tire are clearly visible, it means you need to replace the tire as soon as possible.
Tire Sidewall Cracks
The problems on the tires are not all concentrated on the tread, and some problems will also appear on the sidewall of the tire. Look for cracks and cuts that are directly visible to the naked eye on the tire sidewall. These tiny grooves indicate possible future air leaks in the tire, or worse, even cause the tire to blow out, which is the kind of tire failure we hope to avoid. Therefore, when the cracks on the sidewall of the tire seem to be serious, it is still the best policy to drive the vehicle to the repair shop to replace the tire as quickly as possible.
Bumps and Blisters on Tires
In some cases, the outer surface of the tire is not strong enough, resulting in bumps and blisters that are higher than the normal tire surface. This is like an aneurysm in a blood vessel, and the tire is also facing a similar situation. If you fail to send the vehicle to the repair shop in time to detect the tire failure, the insufficient strength area on the tread is likely to cause a sudden burst, driving at high speed. A tire burst can even cause serious injuries to the drivers and passengers.
A certain amount of judder is unavoidable when the vehicle is moving forward, especially on poor road conditions. When you already have a certain driving experience, you can judge by yourself what kind of shaking is within a reasonable range, and what kind of shaking indicates that the vehicle is malfunctioning.
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