August 10, 2021
If you want to save money on your next truck tire repair, early detection is essential. To that end, today’s post shares 4 telltale signs that say you need a truck tire repair or replacement ASAP.
Read on to learn how to detect truck tire problems sooner, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to speak directly with a truck tire repair specialist in your area.
1. Low Tread Depth
Truck tire tread should be at least 1.6 millimeters deep. And if you regularly drive on wet, steep, or slippery roads, you’ll probably want about twice that much.
Fortunately, checking tread depth is easy. You can purchase a gauge for relatively cheap, use the Quarter Test, or visit your local TIRECRAFT truck tire repair center for a tread depth check.
If you detect dangerously shallow tread depth, truck tire repair won’t help—you need a full-on replacement, or at least a substantial retread procedure.
If at all possible, we recommend visiting your local truck tire repair center for a tread depth check. Should you need a replacement, you’ll have no trouble at all, since your local TIRECRAFT carries all the top tire products, with all different sizes, speed ratings, and load indexes. Moreover, by replacing your set at our truck tire repair center, you can secure additional treadwear coverage for the future via the Advantage Plus Program. And if you’re interested in exploring your retreading options, we can help with that, too.
2. Visible Cracks On The Truck Tire Sidewall
Cut, grooves, and cracks are easily visible on the tire sidewall. While minor and superficial cracks usually don’t pose immediate safety concerns, they will wear the tire down fast. Over time, small cracks get bigger, and as they do, so too does your risk of catastrophic tire blowout.
If you notice any of these telltale signs of sidewall damage, book a consultation with your local truck tire repair shop as soon as possible. Depending on the extent of the damage, you could save hundreds of dollars with a truck tire repair.
3. Tire Pressure Warning
Your truck’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light may come on due to temperature changes or faulty sensors, but it could also indicate a puncture. And the longer you wait to have it checked, the more you’ll potentially damage your tire.
Whether the problem lies with your tire pressure sensor, or you’ve got a bonafide flat, our truck tire repair shop has everything you need to get you back on the road fast.
4. Bad Gas Mileage
Are you finding yourself fueling up more often than usual? While worsening gas mileage may be caused by a faulty fuel injection system or fuel pump, it’s often the result of tire degradation.
If you want to get to the bottom of it, and start saving money at the pump, book a free consultation with your local TIRECRAFT truck tire repair shop. Whether you need a truck tire repair or a fuel system overhaul, our ASE-certified technicians will get the job done for a fair price, and the more you spend, the more you save with our customer rewards program.
Book Truck Tire Repair Services Near Me: Contact TIRECRAFT
With more than 300+ TIRECRAFT locations around the country, each of them specializing in truck tire repair, it’s never been easier to book your service. Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to find a local truck tire repair shop and get a free quote from our team.Back