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In this week’s episode, we will cover a range of tire topics. Specifically tire pressure, the tire contact patch, and armored vehicles and tires.
Anyone who has been to an old Scotti School or over the last 18 years to a VDI training program, knows the importance we place on tires. The ISDA is constantly monitoring the tire industry. We spend the time and effort researching tires because no other vehicle component is susceptible to time and the environment as the tires.
As a Security Driver, tires are the decision-making component of the vehicle. A decision that adds to the safety and security of your principal.
Tire Pressure Basics
Maintaining correct tire pressure helps optimize tire performance and fuel economy. Proper tire inflation pressure allows Security Drivers and their passengers to experience tire (ride) comfort, durability, and performance designed to match their vehicles' needs.
Every time you move the controls, you are shifting weight throughout the vehicle. These shifts are all eventually felt at the tires. The tires’ ability to bear that weight is dependent on the tire pressures.
Tires don’t support the weight of your car. It is the air pressure inside the tire that supports the car. The tire is basically a rubber container that holds the air the car rides on. Setting the correct tire pressure is required for good handling, traction, and durability.
For example, a tire that requires 32 psi but is inflated to 24 psi loses 10 percent of its handling capability.
That is another way of saying that low tire pressures decreased the amount of force drivers can place on the vehicle's center of gravity and still maintain control.
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