Tire damage is often caused by simple, easily avoidable user errors. Maintaining the right inflation pressure (1), with the appropriate heat build-up (2) within the tire is the most important step to a prolonged tire life. Of course regular vehicle maintenance (3) and selecting the right tire for the appropriate application (4) is also necessary to ensure low costs per mile.
The weight of the load is carried by the air within the tire, not the tire itself. Maintaining the correct inflation pressure is absolutely necessary to guarantee the tire’s performance. Pressure should always be set to, and maintained at the maximum load- / -pressure specification recommended by the tire manufacturer.
Heat is the tire’s worst enemy and is caused by several factors. As a tire rotates under the weight of a vehicle and its load, it repeatedly deforms and recovers, which generates lots of energy. When this energy is released, heat builds up, making it more susceptible to wear, cuts and structural fatigue. The amount of heat build-up is determined by several factors including:
All these factors contribute to an increased deformation / recovery process, generating more energy and heat build-up resulting in a reduced tire lifetime.
Finally, vehicle maintenance is another important factor for an efficient use. The machine’s performance can cause severe damage to its tires. Neglecting regular vehicle maintenance can severely reduce tire life and increase its running cost.
Selecting the right tread pattern will extend the tire life significantly. Your Magna Tyres representative can assist you by making this selection.
Tread Pattern - The tread pattern is designed to produce varying degrees of traction, cut, flotation, wear and heat resistance.
Tire Construction - Radial - Bias - Solid construction offer various advantages and disadvantages according you specific applications.
Compound & TKPH - Compound and TKPH determines tire life can affect the lifespan of a tire.
Load- Speed Index - operate at the proper loading capacity.