7 Things About Truck Tyre You Should Know
Knowledge is power, and knowing your tyre inside out is one of the most important things to do before getting started. After all, you don’t want to end up with damaged Truck Tyres London. Different types of tyres are used for different kinds of trucks.
Whether you’re hauling big weights or racing on the track; here are 5 things that you will kick yourself for not knowing about truck tyres: The seven sections of a truck tyre
1 ) Tread Wear Indicator
Fibres can be seen at the base of this tread block indicating excess wear The black band at the bottom of your tyre is called the tread wear indicator. The legal limit in the UK is 1.6mm – at this point, your tyre should change before the end of its life.
The sidewall of a standard tyre is made up of layers A tyre’s sidewall composes of many parts; steel cords, fabric and butyl rubber (the black inner circle). Butyl rubber plays an important role in keeping your tyres inflated and has excellent resistance to high and low temperatures.
These beads hold your tyre firmly onto your rim. If you’ve ever had a flat Truck Tyres Online London, then you’ll know that the inner tube gets ‘pumped’ into the rim by the action of these beads. They’re made from heat-resistant rubber which helps keep inflation at around 120psi – providing they aren’t – so watch out for those kerbs!
The main grooves of your tyre The purpose of the tread groove is to channel water and debris away from your tyres. When driving through wet conditions, the grooves also help push water away; allowing you to maintain traction with the road’s surface.
These shoulder blocks provide increased grip in off-road situations If you’ve ever driven in a standard car tyre, you’ll notice that they tend to wear out quickly in certain areas such as these. Truck tyres however have larger shoulder blocks which effectively reduce excessive heat when pushed hard on uneven surfaces such as mud or sand. This prevents any ‘hot spots’ developing within the tyre itself and helps keep the wheel balanced for longer periods.
The apex of this tyre is made up of thread-like grooves The apex of your tyre blocks are where the tread meets the sidewall; it’s also known as the ‘bead’ or ‘bead filler’. These blocks can come in many different shapes and sizes depending on what sort of vehicle they are designe to use.
7) Reflective Sidewall
These reflective lines help increase visibility during nighttime driving This technology was first introduced back in 1971, to make things easier for emergency vehicles trying to spot drivers who’ve broken down along busy highways. Not only does it improve safety, but it also helps prolong the life of your tyres by reducing excess heat build-up. This means you’ll spend less time changing tyres and more time doing the things you love.
How to Find and Replace a Broken or Worn Tyre Stud?
Every truck driver will have, at some stage, had to fit studs on a tyre – whether it be for added grip in winter conditions or just to keep them on the vehicle. This requires that the tyre puncture so that the new stud can push into place. It’s an easy enough job but what about those times when you need to change a stud? How do you find and replace broken or worn tyre studs?
Fortunately, there are two ways of doing this: Option One, The ‘Bolt Method’ where a bolt pushes through the partially punctured tread. Although this method is less likely to damage the tyre it also carries a higher risk of damaging the stud.
You can contact a Mobile Tyre Fitting London service center for more help.
– Centre Punch (optional)
Step 1: IThe tread is close to where you want your stud replaced. A center punch can be useful here but is not necessary. If you have a heavy-duty stud that can pierce through.
Step 2: Mark out a small area around your puncture point and go over this with a black marker pen. This line will help you see where exactly you need to place your threaded bolt on the tire’s surface.
Step 3: Now using an appropriately sized bolt push it carefully through the punctured section of the tyre. Make sure you push the bolt out of the opposite side of where you will be threading on your stud. Otherwise, it can get in the way when trying to thread on the new stud.
Step 4: Thread on a replacement tyre stud and then carefully compress back into place. If you are looking for 24-hour mobile tire-fitting in London, visit us for more information.
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