Yokohama Tire Corporation has launched an online-based resource tool that helps fleet owners effectively manage the costs of tires through proper tire maintenance. The Yokohama Inflation Pressure Calculator recommends appropriate inflation levels, thus preventing under-inflation or over-inflation that are often the culprit behind the most common tire wear and tire damage.
"Tires are the third-largest expense for fleets and so optimizing their service life for longevity and fuel efficiency is a critical business activity, especially in today's economy," said 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."
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 Yokohama's fuel-efficient tires such as the 101ZL steer 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," said 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.