GCR’s Commercial Truck Tire Service: Tire Assessments, Inspections, and Service
Semi-Truck Tire Service, Assessments, and Inspections
GCR’s complimentary pre-shift tire assessments begin with our TIA-trained technicians thoroughly inspecting your vehicle at each wheel position for the signs of tire health below. Our results will guide you to more informed tire and maintenance decisions, so you can improve safety, increase productivity and reduce downtime.
For a more in-depth look, GCR’s Commercial Tire Inspections make sure that your tires are free of violations. We will check commercial truck tire tread depth, air pressure, and other critical markers (such as loose, missing, broken, cracked, stripped or otherwise ineffective fasteners) so that your truck tires and trailers meet DOT inspection requirements. Stop in to a GCR location nearest you for your complimentary tire assessment or a truck and trailer DOT Inspection.
GCR Tire Assessment Checklist
- Incorrect inflation pressure
- Irregular wear
- Mismatched tread depths
Our technicians will make safety-focused preventive service recommendations to help avoid downtime due to unexpected and costly repairs. Regular tire inspections are essential to maintaining fuel efficiency and improving your bottom line.
10-Point DIY Tire Checklist
Tires, rims, and wheels should be inspected by operators or tire service personnel before every shift. Here are the things to check for in conjunction with the preventative maintenance program you have in place for your tires.
Check tire pressure regularly. Set the inflation pressure using an inflation calculator. If a tire is 20% below its recommended PSI, it needs to be replaced. It’s a good idea to stencil the recommended cold and hot air pressures on the tires.
Inspect the tread and shoulder for irregular wear or flat spots. Stubble damage or exposed cords may call for a replacement.
Be on the lookout for mismatched tread depths. Tire pairs should be within 10 PSIs of one another. Be sure to use an accurate gauge.
Look at the sidewall to make sure it hasn’t been degraded by oil leaks or any foreign objects stuck between the duals. Wash and wipe off any fuel, oil and grease from all tire areas.
Check for cracks, growing cuts, snags or splits.
There should be no bulges or separations from the belt or the beads.
Inspect your valve stems for cracks, corrosion or dirt. Avoid loose or damaged valve stems and replace missing valve caps.
Check contact areas. Make sure you don’t see any space between the lugs and the ground.
Wheels and Rims need to be checked for rust and corrosion and to catch any damage to the flange. Missing or broken lug nuts and studs and any broken welds should be repaired. Properly tighten all replacements.
Watch Derrick perform a commercial steer tire inspection.
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