Yokohama Tire Corp. has launched an online-based resource tool designed to help fleet owners effectively manage the costs of tires through proper tire maintenance. The Yokohama Inflation Pressure Calculator recommends appropriate inflation levels, helping to prevent underinflation or overinflation that are often the culprit behind the most common tire wear and tire damage.
“Tires are the third-largest expense for fleets, and optimizing their service life for longevity and fuel efficiency is a critical business activity, especially in today’s economy,” says Rick Phillips, Yokohama director of commercial sales. The Inflation Pressure Calculator is designed to optimize the performance of commercial tires on the steer axle, drive axle and trailer axle based on load rating and whether a truck has a single or tandem configuration. “This allows for specific recommendations to be returned, making the Calculator that much more helpful in positively impacting a truck’s operation,” Phillips says.
The Inflation Pressure Calculator also connects users to local Yokohama dealers, Yokohama product experts and the Fuel Savings Calculator, which calculates savings gained from using fuel-efficient tires. “The Inflation Pressure and Fuel Savings Calculators provide a one-stop shop for commercial fleet owners and managers looking to save money and maximize performance,” says Phillips.
The Yokohama Inflation Pressure Calculator can be found in the tool chest within the commercial Web section at www.yokohamatire.com/air_pressure_calculator.