Truck And Bus Tires Have To Take The Winter Into Consideration
Even if you don’t have winter conditions with snow, you still have to consider it and decide that you don’t need special tires for the winter season, this is not the case though for most areas, which do experience some type of winter weather that will require the use of winter tires. It is simply not safe to drive with tires that are not designed for winter conditions. The problem is that if the rubber compound is not designed for freezing temperatures, then you end up with very hard tires that are not providing you with the grip that you need. When you then add winter weather into the equation, you have almost no protection from an imminent accident.
A winter tire will have a tread pattern that can create grip on snow and ice, while preventing slushplaning when you drive through slush. This is why you need winter commercial tires that are approved for winter conditions. Tires that have a rubber compound that remain soft and flexible during low temperatures and that have a tread pattern that will provide you with grip on winter surfaces. Winter tires should have the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall of the tire. It is not enough to have the M+S symbol.
For bus and truck tires you have tires that can be used all year round, which makes it easy if you drive through many countries and experience different weather conditions on your journey to deliver the cargo you have in the truck, the same goes if you have passengers going on a long distance bus tour. You might even drive though countries where it is mandatory to have winter approved tires when driving during the winter season, where this applies also to buses and trucks.
Buses and truck will need to invest in high quality tires, which can be expensive considering the amount of tires there are on a big truck and even buses have a lot of tires. The high quality tires do though have lower rolling resistance. This will reduce your fuel consumption and saving your business money as the trucks and buses are in operation. The tires will also last much longer, so you will need to replace the tires more seldom, which is another cost saving. The biggest way to reduce the costs is to retread the tires. Retreaded tires can reduce your tire budget expense drastically.
Retreading of tires can be done on a high quality tire carcass, if the carcass is still in good condition. You can retread the tires 1 to 2 times before you have to purchase a new set. This whole process is very environmentally friendly as you reduce waste and can benefit from your high quality tires longer while reducing the costs drastically of your tires. If you use a high quality retreading the tires will be just as safe as the original tire at a fraction of the cost.