Winter Tires

 

Winter Tires

On behalf of one of your peers:

As we head into winter. Employees want fresh rubber on
their fleet vehicles. Looking for information on fleet standards for tire
replacement. Minimum tread depth.

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brymer said:

On behalf of one of your peers:

As we head into winter. Employees want fresh rubber on
their fleet vehicles. Looking for information on fleet standards for tire
replacement. Minimum tread depth.


We look at the truck or car, if they are close to replacement and they drive in winter conditions, we will replaces as needed, Some recap tires get like slicks when they wear down, they may make a few months in the summer but winter is a different story. Steer tires (315's) are very bad on snow and ice when they get even close to 4/32's.  I look at it as if the EE can't stop, start, or steer because of worn tires, change them out.

Summer we will run the rears to 3/32. We will try to fit them with new shoes in the fall-going into winter.

 

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In our fleet, drive axle tires above 19.5 are recapped.  At a minimum recaps and new steer axle tires are changed at 4/32nds of an inch.  Normally we replace them before they reach that point (5 to 7/32nds).  On tires below 19.5 the minimum depth allowed is 4/32 for drive axles and 2/32 for steer axle.  We normally would not allow a tire to fall below 4/32 before replacing.  From time to time we recieve special requests to replace tires prior to winter.  If the tires are above 6/32 we require the using group to fund the cost of the tire replacement.

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DE says:

Our policy is less than 4/32\" for replacement criteria. There maybe some subjectivity to the policy if the vehicle is in for a PM and the mechanic feels that the tires will be below the replacement criteris soon or before the next PM they may change the tires at thet time. Typically we push them to there limit.

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We generally make replacement decisions around New York State Inspections. One exception is putting new winter tires on police vehicles. serviceable tires are kept and used to replace curb cut tires and spares.