Not only snow and ice but also cold temperatures in general affect tire performance.

Tire experts from Continental, Good Air and Michelle all recommend that you pay close attention to tire inflation in cold weather and take corrective action before going out because low temperatures can lead to tire pressure drop, which can lead to drag on ice and ice when it is most needed. .

“When pneumonia occurs [a tire that uses air or any gas, such as nitrogen to inflate] According to Thomas Stacey, B2B Product Manager for North America, the pressure on the tire will decrease. “Heat expands and catches cold air and other gases. Tires that are not under proper pressure will not work properly.

But testing in tire pressure in cold weather requires the right approach to ensure better results.

“One common mistake we make is that the tire pressure must be sent to the cooler after it has been tested,” said Rod Conner, head of customer service for Continental Truck Tires.

“Tire pressure drops by 1 to 2 psi every 10 degrees Fahrenheit,” Conner continued. “If a truck was parked all night in a 60-degree store in Wisconsin and the air pressure was 100 psi but it was sent on the road and the outside temperature was 5 degrees, the tire pressure is now only about 85 psi.

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Giving time is everything and Thomas recommends checking tire pressure before driving.

“Tire inflation management is something that Good Air is talking about all year round, but it is more important in the cold winter months,” said Dustin Lansy, business manager at Good Air.Happy New Year“The best time to check tire pressures is during a pre-trip inspection,” Thomas said. “Driving will keep the tires warm and the pressure even for short distances.”

Use reliable metrics to get reliable results

Always be careful to use the correct gauge when checking tire pressure and you should not rely on the appearance of the tire, Stacey continued. “If the tire is less than 20% of the recommended pressure, it should be considered flat. It should be removed and inspected for damage or other damage.

In addition to preventing congestion on unpaved tires on snow-covered roads, Gudayir’s marketing manager, Dustin Lansy, said slipping on the bottom line could reduce MPG wear and tire life.

“The 10 psi low inflation below the review will reduce the fuel economy,” Lance said. “The Tire Repair Council recently released a study which found that inflation could increase by as much as 20% below the recommended levels of inflation.

“So the best thing you can do as a flute manager or driver is to make sure your tire pressure increases because you save the entire fuel economy,” Lancy continued. “Number two, you’ll have that better footprint on the road and number three will work harder than those products.”

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Avoid overloading tires that can damage towing and towing clothes. Checking and adjusting air pressure in a heated garage If you use “also the supply of air at room temperature,” Stacey said.

“In difficult conditions, manufacturer’s load and inflation tables should be used to ensure that operational pressure and tire rotation are sufficient for the outside air temperature adjustment,” Stacey added.

Cold truth on rubber compounds

In addition to reducing tire pressure, the cold also affects tire tread, making it harder to turn tires into snowy weather.

Continental HDW 2 with more than 1,000 sips is designed for extreme weather conditions from ice to deep snow.Continental HDW 2 with more than 1,000 sips is designed for extreme weather conditions from ice to deep snow.Continental“All-season or summer tire compounds can be strong or flexible in extreme cold, reducing tire performance and handling,” Conner said.

At a time when drivers are difficult to come by and there are lawyers who want to deal with a serious car accident, it can be said that maintaining self-confidence and competitiveness is more important than ever.

“There are special tires that use certain compounds in the tread to prevent drag and drop below 45 degrees,” Lansey said. “A strong trade-off may be too small for that driver. Because they have a tire made for such situations, drivers will feel more confident and feel better in the driver’s seat if they know they have a good tire in their vehicle. ”

When purchasing tires that work best in snow and ice, go for labels with the familiar 3PMSF mark on some tire treads.

“The 3 PMSF logo on commercial 8 truck tires should not be used to assess whether one tire has better winter traction performance than the other,” Stacey said. “Instead, commercial vessels need to look for unique features that will make the tire last longer in winter conditions: a powerful vacuum design with high empty ratios and channels to remove ice and sludge, application-based rubber compounds and full depth absorption. . ”

Chains, socks and sweaters

Some cold weather may require some extra help from tires, ice chains, or ice socks. Check with local and local laws online before using any of these tools.

“Most states have guidelines on when to use rubber chains and ice socks,” Conner said. “In terms of the tire, if the chains are not loaded properly, especially if the tire is too loose, chain damage can occur.

Monitor the weather and make sure the truck is moving to a region known for severe winter conditions.

Good Year Fuel Max RTDGood Air Winter Tire Fuel Max Arti has a “Growing Trade Design” by Dustin Lansy, General Manager of Good Air Trade. “When the tire is worn, the treadmill has a variety of treadmills and treadmills that were not new in real life to provide those traction features.”Happy New YearDrivers must be trained to install snow chains and socks before hitting the road.

“Operators must ensure that chain manufacturers are properly connected to the right type and size,” he said. “Tire manufacturers should refer to the service guidelines for recommended directions for both speed and duration.”

The use of ice chains should be minimal.

“Chains should only be used when needed,” Stacey continued. “As the driving speed and travel length increases and when used on a dry surface, the tire increases the risk of damage to the chain. As a rule, chains should only be used as required, and vehicle speeds should be relatively low.

While tires are known for their improved traction on snow, “they should not be used on unpaved roads as they increase braking distance, road noise and wear,” Stacey said.

Connor advises caution when it comes to inventing rubber tires.

“One of the weaknesses of armored tires can be tire damage,” Conner said. “If the tire does not have holes in the treadmill, getting someone to load them can damage the tire tread, for example by digging down. This not only damages the tire’s performance but also eliminates the ability to read again.