Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.
Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we will show you how to install tire chains on your commercial vehicle. Extreme conditions are not the best time to learn how to install tire chains, so inspect them and practice installing prior to needing to actually use them!
Please remember, even though you might have great traction and the experience to drive in less-than-perfect road conditions, the other driver might not!
Mobile commercial truck tire service call out at Jefferson County Schools maintenance facility.
Replaced 36 worn out and or junk tires.
Dismounted (12) 255/70R22.5 and (24) 11R22.5
1 tire iron, 1 spoon bar.. no machine necessary, I am the machine.
Grown man work.
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Instructions for how to replace a thermostat in an older vehicle. This example is on a 1976 Ford F150 with a 360 cid V8 engine. This video focuses on preparing the surfaces for the best seal to prevent leaks.