Tire change criteria - summer vs winter, HD vs LD

 

Tire change criteria - summer vs winter, HD vs LD

I was wondering how many companies vary their tire change policy based on the season and/or vehicle type.

Do you have one matrix that you use (for instance, change at or below 4/32") for all vehicles any time of year or do you have different guidelines based on the season and type of vehicle? (ie. cars/pickups vs class 8 trucks - summer vs winter etc).

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As I believe all of our organizations do.  Our techs check the tires at the PM interval and determines if the tires have enough tread to last until the next PM by looking at the historic usage.  We do not have a policy that changes the guidelines by vehicle or season

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Our technicians check the tire wear at every PM and change accordingly.  We are in the Southeast, so our seasons aren't drastic enough to warrant a differnt type of tire in the winter.

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Our service protocol includes tire inspection at each service. Our primary sedan is the Chevrolet Impala. Our marked patrol units are serviced at the 5000 mile interval. Our unmarked Impala fleet are serviced utilizing the GM Oil Life System. Using that system service intervals can be as many as 10,000 miles or one year of service. If tread depth is in the 5-6/32nds area and will not make it to the next service with at least 4/32nds tread depth the tires are changed. We use Firestone Firehawk PV41 as our primary tire. It works for us all year, all conditions.

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Our tires are checked and inspected each time the vehicle goes in for scheduled maintenance.  4/32nd is my minimum mostly for safety reasons.  I have replaced the tire sooner if I was informed there is tire damage or concern that the tire won't make it to the next service interval.  I apply the same standard for aggressive tread and highway tread.  We have a service provider and the standard is in our contract, which requires my approval.

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I'm responding on behalf of FA member, pebelloli, who wrote:

"Our tire policy for light duty is 2/32".  Monitored by leasing company maint. dept.  We will let drivers in VT or upstate NY/ME get snow tires for winter season."

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We do not change the type of tire we install based on the season in NJ