If you are not sure which tyres are best for your minivan, van or commercial light truck, come and chat with the experts and find out what would work best for your business.
Choosing the right tyres can cut your fuel consumption, reduce your braking distance in the wet and will last your business longer.
There are lots of options to consider when choosing a van tyre, especially manufacturers, sizes, load-bearing and vehicle type.
Van tyres for tough jobs
When vans are off the road, your business is affected, and a key consideration with fleet maintenance has to be, the life of your tyres. Even if you are a sole proprietor you must know that, if your van is subject to heavy loads and a lot of wear and tear, it would be best to fit tyres with strengthened side walls which can cope better with the weight.
Van tyres for heavy deliveries
The labelling of van tyres has been developed in such a way as to help drivers understand how reinforced the tyres are; for example, XL stands for ‘extra load’ and RF is short for ‘reinforced’ tyres. These are generally car tyres that have been reinforced to take a little more weight.
If your vehicle takes heavier deliveries, we would recommend a tyre labelled ‘C’ which is designed to be used on a van. These C tyres have been constructed to carry heavier loads and withstand rougher roads. C tyres are especially suitable for driving on country roads, industrial estates and construction sites.
Maintain regular air pressure checks on van tyres
When driving a car, the weight of the vehicle remains relatively constant, especially if you are using it to commute to work or take the children to school.
A van is used for deliveries, and the weight will vary every time it is driven. Tyre pressures need to be frequently adjusted to balance the weight of your load. This may be a nuisance, but it improves fuel efficiency and can lengthen the life of your tyres. If your business relies on a van or commercial vehicles, it’s always best to get the most mileage from your tyres.
Therefore, selecting the correct tyres for your van makes great business sense. If you are not sure what you require, please give us a call on 01273 515128 or pop into one of our garages and have a chat. We can give you some prices and advice, and the rest is up to you.
We keep a wide range of tyres in stock, but if something is out of stock, we can order it and our experienced mechanics will fit them within a couple of days.
If you have a number of vehicles and you’d like to discuss van and lorry tyre checks and inspections, we are flexible to your business needs and can fit tyres across the board from your company cars to vans, light trucks and commercials. Just ask us for details.