If your company owns a large number of fleet vehicles, keeping track of the condition of each vehicle’s tyres is paramount. This is why fleet tyre management can make things easier and cheaper for a company. But what exactly is fleet tyre management, what’s included, and why do you need it? Read on for the answers.
WHAT IS FLEET TYRE MANAGEMENT?
Fleet tyre management is a service offered by companies to help businesses effectively manage all tyre-related needs for their fleet of vehicles. Businesses use fleet tyre management so that they don’t have to worry about doing all the work themselves in-house, as the task often requires a dedicated team to look after the vehicles.
Jim’s Mobile Tyres are experts in fleet tyre management, able to easily cater for small- and medium-sized fleets. We offer tyre services for all kinds of commercial vehicles, such as passenger cars, 4WDs, and light trucks.
Jim’s Mobile Tyres specialises in fleet tyre management services for a broad range of industries, such as trade, distribution and delivery, so we’re well equipped to deal with any kind of business’s tyre needs.
Fleet tyre management works best when it can offer the widest range of services to a business. You should therefore look for a provider who can provide the following inclusions:
• Tyre pressure: it’s vital that vehicles are operated at the correct tyre pressure, for several reasons.
Tyres which are under-inflated can result in the tyre walls being in contact with the road, making steering sluggish and reducing the lifespan of the tyres. It can also make it dangerous to drive, as the tyres will be at a greater risk of a blowout due to the tyre wall contacting the road, and if the tyre does blow out, it can be quite difficult to steer the vehicle, particularly at high speeds.
Over-inflated tyres can also cause problems for a vehicle, as the increased amount of air in the tyre will mean that less of the tyre’s tread will be in contact with the road, This can result in decreased safety as the vehicle can lose grip and skid, particularly in wet conditions. It can also increase the likelihood of a blowout if hitting an obstacle at high speed, such as a speed bump or rock.
• Wear check: every time a vehicle is driven on the road, the rubber on the tread is slowly wearing down. Eventually, the tread will wear down so much that the tyre will no longer have any grip on the road, making the tyres extremely dangerous. It’s therefore imperative that tyres are checked to make sure that the tread has not worn down too much.
Modern tyres include tyre-wear indicators, which are small pieces of metal embedded in the rubber. When the tyre wears down and loses rubber, eventually the level of the tread will be at the same height as the indicator, which means it’s definitely time to have the tyres changed. How often they need to be changed will depend on the average driving conditions for the vehicle, driver’s habits and the quality of the tyres.
• Tyre rotation: it may seem like tyre rotations aren’t much use but they actually have an important part in keeping you safe on the road. As the front and rear tyres have different roles, particularly in front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles, rotating the tyres can help to make sure that each tyre wears in a uniform way, improving grip on the road and maintaining traction in wet conditions.
• Puncture repair: accidents often happen when you least expect it, and there can be many reasons that a tyre can suffer a puncture, such as from driving over a pothole, rock or nail. Having a fleet tyre management that can take care of punctures whenever and wherever they happen with a mobile service, is certainly a bonus.
• New tyres: eventually, all tyres will need to be replaced, so fleet tyre management can keep track of the life of the tyres so you know just when it’s time to replace them. It’s even possible to now buy tyres with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips that can give data to a scanner or any kind of reader using radio-frequency signals, so that tyres can be monitored from a difference.
• Tyre fitting: once the new tyres have been purchased, they then need to be fitted to the vehicle. Fleet tyre management will keep track of each vehicle and its tyres so that you know when new tyres have been bought and when older ones may need to be changed.
Because Jim’s Mobile Tyres can come to you, we can offer these services and more at your place of work or on the road, making the management of your fleet vehicles even more convenient and cost effective.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
One of the main advantages of fleet tyre management is that you don’t need to keep track of the service requirements for all your vehicles, as it is all taken care of by the management service.
By choosing Jim’s Mobile Tyres for your fleet tyre management, you can benefit for the following reasons:
• Buying power: as one of Australia’s largest fleet tyre managers, Jim’s Mobile Tyres has the buying power to ensure that we can get the best deals on brands, which can then be passed on to our customers.
• Customisation: Jim’s Mobile Tyres can customise their fleet tyre management to whatever your business needs. Whether you have three vehicles or thirty, Jim’s will make sure that they are well looked after and get all the attention they need.
• Budget: Jim’s can work within your budget to make sure your fleet tyre management gives you what you need, without costing the earth.
• Flexibility: one of the main benefits of tyre fleet management is flexibility, as you can get on with your business and let Jim’s Mobile Tyres look after your vehicles’ tyres, when they need it. This will not only save you time and much hassle, but also money.
• Qualified professionals: Jim’s Mobile Tyres’ employees are all tyre experts who know exactly what your tyres need and how to look after them. Each staff member is provided with extensive training so they have up-to-date knowledge and can provide the highest-quality service to our customers.
To discuss how Jim’s Mobile Tyres can meet all of your fleet tyre management needs, contact us on 13 15 46.