We understand the supply difficulties that many dealers and fleets are facing at this current time.
Such concerns can add another level of stress to an already challenging and competitive business landscape. If there is a silver lining to this season, times such as these remind us of the value of being thrifty, and not putting off practices that can forestall the inevitable tire replacement.
It can be easy to focus so much on the work at hand that you can get out of the daily routine of checking your tires. We think you should get every last kilometre out of your tires as possible.
Check Your Tires Daily
There are a few simple routines that can help alleviate some of the stress, lower costs and improve your profitability. The first discipline to prolong tire life is to check your tire inflation every day, and ensure that each tire is properly inflated, and inflated to match the weight of the load at hand.
The added value of checking tire inflation daily is that you stay close to the tires and see what’s going on. What is the tread depth? Is there irregular wear? Are there cuts, bulges, cracks, punctures, or chunks missing? Is there something that can be fixed today, that will delay replacing the tire?
Maintain Proper Alignment
Another routine is to make sure your vehicle is properly aligned. Improper alignment shortens tire life, harms fuel economy, and adds to your costs. Proper tire inflation and alignment also protect the foundation or casings of your tires.
Protecting your casing protects your investment and enables you to extend tire life by retreading your tires. There’s a symbiotic relationship going on here; casing quality extends tire life, while the habit of regular tire inspection extends the life of the casings.
Built to Extend Tire Life
Double Coin manufactures their TBR tires with the purpose of improving the ownership experience. Every TBR tire uses premium raw materials and is engineered with 4-belts and other technologies in order to deliver uncompromised long-term performance.
4 belts increase tire reliability, protect casings, extend tire life, reduce the cost per kilometer, and encourage multiple retreads.
For example, on their quality RLB400 drive-position tire, its multi-extruded tread package promotes cool running which preserves casing integrity. This design promotes multiple retreads, which lowers its total cost of ownership and optimizes the total benefit of ownership. On the fuel-efficient shallow tread FT115 trailer-position tire, its advanced casing design extends the life of the tire.
Double Coin’s SmartWay-verified RR680 regional/all-position steer tire not only offers a business superior traction in rain, and long original tread life, it also enables consistent retreadability.
Retread Your Tires
Retreading your tires saves energy, saves the environment, and saves money. We at HTC believe you deserve a great investment experience, and that involves getting more out of your tires. Retreading tires is a way to maximize that experience.
Not only are Double Coin’s 4-belt tires engineered for multiple retreads, their no-hassle 7-year, 3-retread warranty encourages you to retread your tires to get every last kilometer of performance and value out of them. Its warranty has integrity built into it to insure you can get maximum value out of your investment.
Retreading your tires can save upwards of 50% over new replacement tires. This is a significant savings. Therefore retreaded tires with quality casings offer a great deal of long-term value. A retreaded Double Coin tire (retreaded with high quality compounds) has the potential to last as long as a brand new tire.
Still, new tire availability is a big deal. As Canada’s exclusive distributor for Double Coin’s full line of TBR and OTR tires, we’re working closely with Double Coin and our other manufacturers to make sure the quality tires you need are readily available from our Canadian warehouse.
We believe no company offers you more competitive advantage and value than Double Coin.
Their ability to be retreaded multiple times, and their warranty that backs it up is why they continue to say “The Smart Money is on Double Coin.” Retreading your tires is another way that your business will achieve a lower cost per mile, but more importantly, a better ownership experience.
This article was sponsored by HTC. For more information about HTC and Double Coin, go to: www.doublecointires.com.