As temperatures hit record highs in some part of the U.S., your truck’s tires are at increased risk of damage or even a blow out.
That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of tips to help you keep your tires in good shape in extreme heat.
Hot Weather Truck Tire Tips
- Check your tire pressure more often in hot weather. Hot roads can wreak havoc on your tires, but you can often catch a problem before it becomes dangerous if you keep an eye on your tire pressure.
- Remember to wait until tires cool down to check your tire pressure. Friction and heat from the road will warm up your tires, which in turn will increase your tire pressure. Wait for them to cool to get an accurate measurement.
- Don’t be afraid to stop. You may have deadlines, but you sure as heck won’t be able to meet them if you have a blowout. Try to stop every 2 hours to allow your tires to cool down.
- Take extra time to check tires during your pre-trip inspection. A few extra minutes looking for defects can save you a lot of hassle down the road.
- Know how to handle a blowout. Sometimes tire blowouts happen no matter how much care you’ve taken to maintain your tires. Be prepared, especially in hot weather. Check out this article written by a CDLLife reader on what to do if you have a steer tire blowout.