These urban application vehicles with start-stop types of work in city traffic typically average less than 30K miles per year. It’s important that your fleet has tires that are designed to handle a variety of short-distance conditions.
What are some things you should consider when shopping for your fleet?
Fuel Efficiency. Short distance travel consumes more fuel than long-haul, simply from consistent starting and stopping, traffic, and road conditions. Your tires can both contribute to, and resist, overusing your fuel by reducing rolling resistance, and enduring elements on the road. Your fleet tires should come with energy-saving components like dual compound treads, and energy casings for maximum fuel output.
Abrasions. City driving means your fleet is more susceptible to running into a curb, potholes, and rapid wear and tear on tire treads. Equipping your vehicles with tires that have extra thick sidewalls and casing durability will protect your vehicle from exterior impacts. When searching for the right one, ask your tire dealer for models that include these elements.
Treads. Aside from improved weather performance, designs for tire treads serve multiple functions. The treads also distribute weight for even tire wear and are the primary components of fuel efficiency and rolling resistance. “Look for tires that offer improved grip, have components that promote durability and extended wear, and are ready to handle all types of weather conditions,” said David Hudson, store manager at Bauer Built Tire and Service in St. Paul, MN.
Mileage. What is the standard mileage for each tire? You can optimize the mileage of your fleet simply by incorporating all of the elements above. Tires that can manage the elements means that you will get the maximum amount of mileage out of every single tire you purchase. The farther you can go, the higher your return on investment.
At Bauer Built Tire, we make it our priority to help you find the tires you need for any operation you run. We stock top of the line name brands so no matter what you choose, you can trust that we will always have your best interests at heart. Stop by your local Bauer Built location, or call us for 24-hour roadside assistance at 800-268-5114!
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