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Every day, school buses encounter various surfaces and environments. Turns and constant stop-and-go’s put pressure on the vehicle to efficiently function. While tires are commonly the most neglected part of a school bus, they are critical for optimal performance, as they take the brunt of the wear and tear.
Professional fleet drivers understand the importance and necessity of vehicle alignments to improve comfort, control and increase fuel mileage. But what about the implications of a misalignment on our personal vehicles? The alignment of any vehicle is mandatory for excellent performance, and without it, tires lose longevity. Previously, vehicle alignment was relatively straightforward, but the advancements of modern technology have added complexity to the process especially in our cars, truck...
The lumber and forestry industry faces a series of challenges that many day-to-day hauling operations do not face. Moving logs to and from the mills, combating harsh weather, muddy terrain conditions, and rugged obstacles can wreak havoc on your truck fleet; creating a need for trucks to be equipped with tires that will face anything a job throws at you. Don’t let a tire disaster be the reason for detrimental downtime.
Lug nuts keep a wheel securely attached to the hub—which means they are an extremely important component of a vehicle. However, lug nuts can only do their job correctly if a tire technician applies the proper amount of torque to them after tires are replaced or removed. . .
When it comes to commercial driving, there are few factors that add to safety and efficiency more than a good set of tires. Driving down America’s highways, remnants of ‘road gators’ (blown-out tires) dot the roadscape. Often resulting from separated belts and treads, these rubber relics represent expensive repairs, damaged vehicles, and late deliveries, all things that keep a truck driver or company up at night. Fortunately, many of these ‘road gators’ can be prevented with regular tire...
Local companies are the backbone of business operations across the globe. No matter what line of work you’re in, your small capacity fleet needs to be fitted with the proper equipment so you can get the job done with minimal interruptions. Pick-up and delivery companies, food and beverage operations, lawn care companies, service vans, and a variety of other small businesses need vehicles that can haul for short distances but stand up to urban wear and tear.
In 2017, 23% of vehicles inspected were placed out of service for mechanical issues like leaking wheel hubs, broken light bulbs, tread depth violations and faulty brakes. Improve your CSA score now by scheduling a pre-check inspection today at one of our mechanical service locations so you don't lose valuable points or put OOS if inspected during Roadcheck 2018.
Many of the Bauer Built Tire & Service Center locations are equipped to conduct the pre-check; plus our mechanics are able to pro...
From hauling materials into a manufacturing plant to getting goods to the market, long haul and regional hauling trucks have a high degree of stressors placed on their tires during their normal operations. Constant stopping and starting, frequent turns and other surface aggressions are a few of the factors that wear down regional haul truck tires in particular.
Any road trip in the next few months is sure to be interrupted by the dreaded summer work zones. While the warmer months are a great time to hop in the car and explore, they are also a time of peak road construction. Due to underfunding, there’s currently an $836 billion U.S. road construction backlog.
The challenges of mid-sized fleets in urban settings differ from those of fleets traveling cross-country on the open road. Companies with fleets consisting of box trucks and vans often have more to worry about when it comes to the longevity and care of their fleet’s tires.