This article outlines 10 tire-maintenance tips provided by the Michelin Tire and Rubber Company. Routine maintenance reduces down-time, prevents many major repairs, improves operating efficiency, and increases productivity. The tips are as follows: 1) always conduct a visual inspection of the vehicle's tires before operation; 2) if deep cracks, cuts, or other major problems are noticed during inspection, do not operate the vehicle; 3) always check tires for correct air pressure on at least a weekly basis; 4) confirm proper tire are pressure with vehicle's owners manual or tire warranty; 5) never operate a vehicle with flat tires, damaged or distorted rims or wheels, missing bolts, or cracked studs; 6) never weld or apply heat to parts near the wheel or tires; 7) store tires properly when not in use; 8) do not lift tires through the center with a crane hook as this can damage the critical bead area--use flat straps instead under the tread; 9) deflate the inner and outer tires of a twin fitment before removing any rim fixture from the hub of the vehicle; and 10) avoid mixing tires on a vehicle.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Fanning, M
  • Publication Date: 1999-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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  • Accession Number: 00792595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2000 12:00AM