Wheel care is important, In the winter months you could see frozen wheel hubs, ice-encrusted rims, flat spotting, and low tire pressure. Before the temperature drop, tire, maintenance is essential.
As the air temperature lower the speed of the air molecules, resulting in lower air pressures. With Lower air pressure it increases a tire’s rolling effort on the road, which translates to higher fuel costs.
A good rule of thumb is that for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit the temperature drops, tires running at 100 psi [pounds per square inch] can drop approximately two psi.
To ensure tire are running a peak performance they should be check on a regular basis. Under-inflated tires can be an issue in the winter, over-inflation also can be detrimental. Maintain the recommended tire Pressure is important.
By being proactive in your tire maintenance, you can ensure that your equipment has the best traction while minimizing premature tire wear that can lead to unpredicted downtime and costs.
You also need to look at the rims for Salt, dirt, ice, and snow that can get caught inside you rims, causing a false imbalance diagnosis where the driver will detect a vibration. That could Cause alignment issues or bad vibration causing wear and tear on the front-end components, drive line and rear end components. Washing out the rims on a regular basis in the winter months will help with the build of debris.