TIRES AND TUBES FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES-FACTORS AFFECTING THEIR SERVICE 510175
TIRE and tube expenses take a large part of the commercial vehicle maintenance dollar. In fact, for 1948 they amounted to 26% of total maintenance costs.
It is for this reason that anything that can be done to keep tire and tube expenses down will quickly pay for itself - and much more.
The author discusses two general ways in which tire and tube costs can be-and are being - reduced:
By improvements in the tires and tubes themselves, such as: puncture sealing tubes, new tread design, and wide-base rims.
By taking care of the tires during their active life, such as: by avoiding driving over foreign material that can be picked up by the tires, by removing such material as is picked up as quickly as possible, by reducing overloads, by avoiding operating conditions that cause slippage between tires and the road