Car hauling professionals out on the roads and highways of the United States that have been looking at the tires on their car transport vehicle after conducting interstate car shipping duties wondering what road monster has been attacking your tires can relax. Your tires haven't been attacked by some unknown force, but by the constant attack of the dynamic physical forces acting on the rubber of the tires. Physical forces that are made worse by things like misaligned axles, unbalanced tire rotation, loose wheel bearings, and other things. Taking the time to make sure all of these aspects are taken care of can save you wear and tear on your truck tires and the time and money required to constantly replace them.
If you do need to replace your truck tires, take the time to examine them for wear patterns and talk to an expert in tire wear to see what they think, if you can find one. The truck tires that you need to replace after being on the roads of America will tell you what you need to know to increase their life expectancy, if you take the time to listen, so listen to what they have to say, and you'll benefit financially.
A tire-failure study done by the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council recently reported that according to the results of their study about 90 percent of all tire failures can be traced back to improper tire inflation. Auto shipping professionals who take the time to regularly check the pressure of their truck tires can therefore reduce the possibility of a tire failure significantly, just by making the act of checking the pressure of their truck tires a regular part of their routine. Sources around the auto transport industry indicate that wear patterns produced by underinflated truck tires tend to exhibit several types of wear that depend on the tire type and wheel position. Watch for wavy and abnormal shoulder wear on rib tires, irregular wear rates on inner ribs, and increased wear on alternating lugs on lug-type tires, which could be indications of your truck tires running underinflated.