An in-depth look at steer, drive tire issues

“Inflation pressure, inflation pressure, inflation pressure,” Robert Palmer, director of market sales engineering at Bridgestone, repeated to stress its importance. “If you had to list the most important maintenance item, it’s inflation pressure. Inflation is what carries the load. Next, inspect the tires for unusual conditions. Without proper inflation pressure, you will increase the chance for irregular wear, shorten tire life and damage the casing due to increased deflection.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Maintaining proper tire pressures in all positions is a challenge.
  • Much of maintaining proper tire pressure in steer and drive tire positions comes down to knowing what to look for beyond the tire pressure.
  • If you had to list the most important maintenance item, it’s inflation pressure.

“Much of maintaining proper tire pressure in steer and drive tire positions comes down to knowing what to look for beyond the tire pressure and actually looking for it.”

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