An argument can easily be made that competing in today’s trucking industry has never been more challenging. Rising inflation rates have increased fuel costs, insurance premiums, spare parts, and operational costs. These issues, coupled with increased competition, mean today’s commercial fleets must perform at optimal efficiency to turn a profit.
S&S Tire understands these cost drivers. We work with commercial fleets, long-haul, short-haul, and owner-operators daily. We constantly hear about these issues and understand the importance of providing a comprehensive service offering. Each of our 13 locations across Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia provide critical fleet inspection services to help commercial fleets perform at their best.
So, why are these fleet inspections so necessary? Better yet, how can our fleet inspection services improve your bottom line?
Comprehensive Service Offering
S&S Tire doesn’t just provide and install new tires. We’re not just focused on a single transaction. We approach customer issues holistically by providing a comprehensive and all-encompassing solution. The goal is to ensure the safety of your drivers, lower costs through increased fuel efficiency, and lower your overall costs per mile.
All 13 S&S Tire locations have a TIA-Certified trainer that assists our highly trained, knowledgeable, and seasoned technicians. We provide rim and wheel conditioning, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, tire and wheel balancing, truck alignment, and, most importantly, fleet inspections.
Our fleet inspection service offering ensures your trucks and tires are always safe. In turn, your fleet encounters fewer scheduling or delivery delays due to blown-out tires while reducing costs by reducing premature tire replacements.
Improved Fuel Efficiency
A good rule of thumb is to have an inspection every 10,000 miles or once a year. These inspections ensure your tires are properly inflated, in good working condition, and have enough tire tread for continued use.
Overinflated tires result in stiff tires with less road traction and louder noises. They reduce handling and performance and can easily tear when encountering road obstructions, potholes, or debris.
Underinflated tires also reduce performance, lower fuel efficiency, and represent a serious safety risk as they are more likely to tear due to increased friction. This is because the tire occupies a larger surface area on the road. Increased friction increases the tire’s heat until, eventually, the tire tears.
Our services are focused on ensuring your fleet’s tires are optimally pressurized. Ensuring they’re adequately inflated helps tires maintain complete contact with the road and avoid the high costs of tire blowouts. These costs are easily defined by the costs of replacing the tire, lost time, additional service costs, and the need to reschedule shipments.
An Essential Preventative Maintenance
S&S Tire’s fleet inspections ensure a longer in-field service life of your tires and help your fleet avoid damage to other parts of your truck. Improperly pressurized or mismatched tires can strain the truck’s suspension, chassis, and critical components like wheel frames, rotors, and calipers.
Identifying irregular wear patterns on tire threads could point to other potential issues with a given truck. While these uneven wear patterns could be caused by under or overinflated tires, they may also be caused by improper tire alignment or wheel balancing.
Catching these issues before they propagate should be part of any fleet’s preventative maintenance schedule and routine. S&S Tire can provide these critical inspection services so your fleet can avoid the high costs of tire failure.
Full-Service Solution with S&S Tire
Our entire team is dedicated to helping your business and fleet thrive. Our services are structured around helping our customers perform at their best. However, we go beyond by providing critical insight and guidance to help your team on the road.
To learn more about our services or to discuss your fleet’s inspection, contact us now.