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Looking for new tires with optimal traction? Or are long-lasting treads a
bigger priority? There’s a simple way to compare tire specs!
The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system was developed by the Department
of Transportation (DOT) to assist consumers in the purchase of their tires by
providing a standard grading system used by all tire manufacturers. Tire
manufacturers use the UTQG system to grade their tires in three important
areas: treadwear, traction and temperature. The UTQG grade for each tire
is shown on the paper label affixed to the tire and is also molded in the sidewall.
Treadwear Grade – A comparative grade based on the actual wear of the tire’s
tread when tested under specific controlled conditions. All tires are tested under
the same conditions to allow for comparison between manufacturers and between
different lines of tires from the same manufacturer. The system is fairly easy
to understand. A tire with a treadwear grade of 400 should have a useful tread
life approximately twice as long as a tire with a treadwear grade of 200. The
higher the grade, the better the expected treadwear.
Traction Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s ability to stop
on wet pavement, again as measured under controlled conditions on wet asphalt
and concrete surfaces. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated
AA – A – B – C. A tire that is graded AA should
have better traction or stopping performance than a tire with a lower grade,
based on the specific straight-ahead braking tests.
Temperature Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s resistance
to heat and its ability to dissipate heat, again as measured under controlled
conditions. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated A
– B – C. An A-rated tire is the coolest running, while a C-rating
meets the minimum federal performance standards. These temperature grades are
set based on a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
UTQG is a great way to compare tires from various manufacturers and between specific
lines from the same manufacturer. Remember: The UTQG isn’t a safety rating and it
doesn’t guarantee a tire’s mileage performance — but you can use the UTQG in
conjunction with price, warranty, appearance and recommendations to make the
right tire choice for your needs. If you have any questions about UTQG or various
tire lines, the Big O Tires team is always ready to help!
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Complete Commercial Truck Solution Provider, Greer SC
Posted by admin December 26th, 2018
Because we deal with refurbished, new retreads and new tires, we can customize a program according to your company’s needs.
When you buy tires from us, you’ll know you’re getting the highest-quality certified tire possible.
Our tire services include roadside assistance when you find a company vehicle is stuck due to a tire problem.
Our internal quality control is based on how we provide tire services to our customers and not on the number of tires we sell you throughout the course of the year. That means you can enjoy aggressive pricing on the tires you choose and receive personalized attention from us when you have questions about how to maintain your fleet for the long haul.
One of the many ways we provide great services is by employing our own team of educated and experienced truck tire professionals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we know how to recommend the tires that make the most sense for your fleet and your budget. We’ll also work with you to create a fleet maintenance program that maximizes your vehicle potential without the high price tag.
Our tire services are designed to provide you with great truck tires at excellent prices.
When you sell tires to us, we can often refurbish, retread, or recycle the materials so that both physical and financial resources are managed well.
We are confident that we can save you money towards your bottom line with our fleet maintenance services.
Finally, our tire services include roadside assistance when a company vehicle is stuck due to a tire problem. Just give us a call, and we’ll come out to help you address your tire concerns.
When you need roadside assistance for a company vehicle, make Corporate Tire your go-to company for the job.
About Corporate Tire
- Over 30 years of combined experience in the commercial truck tire business
- Highly educated and conduct ourselves accordingly
- Personalized attention to every customers needs whether you have 1 truck or 1000 trucks
- Internal quality control goaled, not volume goaled
Fussell Tire — Tires, New Tires, Auto Repair, Apex, NC 27502 area
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don’t forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner’s manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car’s engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine’s belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle’s tires.