CUT Quick Reference Tire Service Guide For Used Tire Dealers
Exactly what do those codes, temperature ratings, traction, and tread depth mean?
What is it all about? This quick reference guide for the used tire dealer can help you serve your customer.
Remember tire safety starts with You offering a friendly tire education to your customer, “They Will Appreciate It”Use an air gauge, and check your customer’s air pressure regularly and remind them to do the same. Seasonal temperatures and road conditions have a dramatic affect on used tires becoming over or under inflated.
Visually inspect the tread and sidewall of your customer’s tires for any abnormalities such as splitting, cracking, bulges, scalloping and sidewall wear. All of these signs are red flags that the tire(s) have a problem that needs to be addressed.
Visually check for abnormal thread wear either on the center or one or both sides of the tire thread. Locate and identify severe thread wear from band and steel showing in the thread area surface. All of these signs are red flags that the tire(s) have a severe problem that needs to be addressed immediately.
Visually check for road hazard damage from punctures, cuts, scrapes, gouges or identify nails, staples, glass or other foreign objects imbedded in the tire
Remind them that keeping their tires properly inflated and maintained will save them gas, unnecessary tire wear and a smooth ride.
Check the door jam for manufacturer’s specifications as well as their owner's manual and/or the tire side wall for proper OEM inflation instructions.
Helping your customers schedule their tires for proper rotation will insure the longest thread wear and early detection for improper tire wear and tire safety issues.
Your professional attention to detail and safety maintains a solid reputation for your business and will bring back a happy customer and future referrals