The tyre is the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road; it is essential both for the safety of users and for the security of the goods transported. Optimise your tyre pressure for improved safety, to save fuel and increase the service life of your tyres.
A tyre naturally loses pressure over time; contact your dealer to have your tyre pressure checked on a regular basis.
In all cases, you must always respect the pressure recommended by the tyre manufacturer. The pressure must always be adapted to the load and conditions of use to which the tyre is put.
The influence of tyre pressure on service life
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The influence of tyre pressure on fuel consumption
The pressure of your tyres has a proven influence on fuel consumption!
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Advice for the maintenance of your MICHELIN truck, bus and coach tyres
Find out about advice from Michelin for the maintenance of your truck, bus and coach tyres to optimise safety and service life of the tyre.
Take care of your MICHELIN tyres
- Carry out regular checks on your MICHELIN tyres to look for uneven wear and / or any damage.
- Verify the wheel tightening torque using the recommendations made by the vehicle manufacturer or axle supplier.
- Have a tyre professional conduct an in-depth (internal / external) examination of any damage found to the tread, sidewalls and bead area. This also applies to any damage to the rim.
Do not put back in to service any tyres that show signs of damage such as:
- deformed or exposed bead wire,
- delamination between rubber and plies
- internal corrosion
- presence of marbling, creasing or abrasion of the interior lining.
At each vehicle inspection check the state of the valve. If in any doubt replace.
Tyres consist of different types of rubber based materials and components whose properties are essential for the tyre itself to work properly.
These properties change over time.
Changes to the properties of a tyre depend on numerous factors such as
- the climate,
- the storage conditions for your tyres: temperature, humidity, position etc
- the conditions when in use: load, speed, tyre pressure, damage sustained due to the condition of the roads etc
That is why, in addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance by operators, Michelin recommend that tyres, including spare tyres, should be inspected regularly by a qualified tyre specialist, who will assess the tyre’s suitability for continued service. Tyres which are in use for 5 years or more from their date of manufacture should continue to be inspected by a specialist at least annually..