Safety Tip: Tyre Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance, both preventative and unscheduled is crucial to ensuring safe transit of both staff and cargo. This should also include the often overlooked basic of tyre maintenance.

Tyre explosions and blow outs are a common occurrence and can be caused by a number of things including under inflation, brake problems, separation (commonly occurring in retread tyre casings) or combustible fuels being absorbed by the rubber itself.

Simple steps such as always making sure tyres are inflated to the correct pressure, and where possible, as we do here at LR Hotshots, only use quality grade clean skin tyres.

Proper brake and wheel hub maintenance will help to ensure that the wheels do not weld or no heating occurs onto the rims.

Finally, the use of Nitrogen inflation has also been shown to reduce the risk of tyre explosions.

The highest safety standard is our minimum commitment, and we are fully OHS compliant. Contact ustoday to talk about how our experience helps us to ensure that we can get your job delivered in time, without sacrificing safety.

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