24 Hour Tire Change Service
24 Hour Truck Tire Service in Utah
Truck drivers face hazards out on the roads on a daily basis, and the need for 24 hour truck tire service is a reality on our country’s major highways. It’s a delicate balance to safely get where you’re going and get your cargo unloaded on time. Safely is the operative word. It can be tempting to cut corners and hope for the best when there’s a “minor” issue with your vehicle, but all too often that minor issue can turn major when a punctured or flat tire is involved.
We have more than 15 years of experience towing vehicles on Utah’s roadways. We understand what is at stake for truck drivers and the important service they provide at all levels of the economy.
A flat tire is an out of service (OOS) violation, and the law states that you must stop if you have a flat. This protects both you and the other drivers you share the road with. Violating these laws can land you with fines in the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars along with a suspension of your license, rendering you unable to work. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, faulty tires cause about 2 percent of accidents on the road involving trucks in any given year.
The good news is that most tire blowouts can be prevented with regular maintenance and checks. When you do get a damaged or flat tire, call Roadside Rescue, Northern Utah’s most reliable 24 hour truck tire service. We have the trucks and manpower to get to you anywhere along the Wasatch Front, whether you need 24 hour truck tire service in Ogden or Provo.
Preventing Tire Blowouts
Of course, you will want to prevent the need to call on a 24 hour truck tire service if at all possible. A flat tire is formally defined as being inflated to only 50 percent or less of the maximum cold inflation pressure. Good maintenance on your tires and your truck overall can save you money and time, and it can even save your life.
A pre-trip inspection takes a little extra time in the short term, but the expense and hassle it saves you in avoiding emergency service (or worse, an accident) out on the road is a time saver in the long run. Air pressure inspection for both tires and brake systems is a vital part of any pre-trip inspection every time you get out on the road. It’s good practice to keep a tire pressure gauge in your truck so you can perform checks on the spot.
Obviously, bad alignment, bent axles, loose wheel bearings, and other mechanical issues can cause extra wear and tear on tires. Road conditions that are out of your control, such as debris and potholes, can hasten or cause wear and destruction as well.
Truck tires need to be replaced approximately every six years. Keep an eye on your tires to stay aware of changes or wear in the tread, tire bubbles, tears, debris stuck between dual tires, or other issues. Tires should be promptly rotated on schedule.
Overloading your vehicle can put undue stress on the tires. Make sure to follow all weight laws and guidelines.
Once you have a flat, the damage will become worse the longer your car sits on it. In as little as 24 hours, a tire that could have been salvaged could be destroyed by the weight of the truck alone.
Tire Damage Out on the Road
If a tire is impaired while you’re driving, your course of action will depend on the severity of the damage.
If you become aware of a slow leak or minor tire damage, it may be possible to “limp” to the closest shop or service station. We’ve all done it, whether we’re driving a car or truck, and this strategy is risky at best. A relatively minor issue can turn major in short order if your tire tears apart and causes an accident with another vehicle or a pedestrian.
If you have a spare and a jack that can support the weight of a loaded truck, it may be possible to pull over and change the tire yourself. Changing a heavy duty tire is more complicated than changing a car tire and requires specialty know how. This is best left to experts if you don’t know what you’re doing.
For a full-on blowout, it’s important to know and understand how to maneuver your truck into a safer position. It’s pretty obvious when you get a sudden flat tire. You’ll hear a bang and experience a sudden change in direction. While it may seem natural to steer in the opposite direction of the affected tire and apply the brakes, this will only make things worse. Instead, accelerate and correct for the steering drift. Once you’re stable, then you can slow down steadily and pull over onto the shoulder to call for help.
Call Roadside Rescue for 24 Hour Truck Tire Service in the greater Salt Lake area
Roadside Rescue provides 24 hour truck tire service in the northern suburbs of Salt Lake City, including Ogden, Layton, Bountiful, and Centerville. Our services also stretch down to Utah County and take in everything in between (including Tooele County) in the greater Salt Lake area.
When you’re in need of tire repair or replacement in our area, don’t settle for a big national company that won’t prioritize your needs or a heavily localized company that can only serve you efficiently in very specific areas. Our vast reach in the greater Salt Lake area means far quicker response times as well as better pricing for truck drivers who are stranded on the road.
Our tow truck drivers come prepared with everything you need to get going again quickly. We can patch your tire so you can make it to a service station within your network, or we may be able to replace the tire on the spot. Once you’re safely on the side of the road, make sure to provide us with as much information as possible about your location and the tire that is affected along with the type of tires you use and the weight and dimensions of the truck.
The Best Emergency Truck Tire Service in Utah
It’s never a good time for your truck to get a flat tire, but if you need 24 hour truck tire service in Layton, Centerville, Bountiful, or Ogden on down to Lehi and Provo (and everything in between), you’re in good hands with Roadside Rescue. We’re available 24/7, seven days per week with fast, affordable service for any problem you encounter on the road.
All of our tow truck drivers are WreckMaster certified, meaning that they’ve been specially trained to apply best practices in any roadside difficulty you encounter. We can handle many issues onsite, and we’re equipped with the most modern and reliable equipment available. All of our drivers know how to assess your situation to provide the best and quickest fix without causing further harm to your vehicle.
At Roadside Rescue, we’ve built our reputation one tow at a time. While you might never require our 24 hour truck tire service again, we value your business and are committed to delivering the friendliest, most efficient service available on Utah’s roadways. Our dispatchers are courteous and knowledgeable and will get our next available driver to you before you know it. We will also provide you with a reliable arrival time and a straightforward quote without hidden fees.
When you’re stranded in your truck on Utah’s highways and need 24 hour truck tire service, call Roadside Rescue at 801-803-4900. We’ll be with you shortly and get you back on your route as soon as possible.