N.G.T. Truck Center Truck tire alignment sales and service.

NGT Truck Center, Inc . 5382 Battlefield Parkway . Ringgold, Georgia 30736 . 706-937-5382

Under guidelines established by the 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
under its Compliance Safety Accountability program, a tire that is found to be operating with less than 50% of its maximum pressure is considered to be in an out-of-service condition, putting a truck or tractor-trailer on the side of the road until it can be replaced.
The reason commercial vehicles are sidelined in such situations is that under inflated tires experience higher temperatures and greater stress, thus presenting an increased risk of failure.

Tire alignment is very important. Many tire problems can be traced to mechanical conditions in the vehicle. Therefore, to obtain maximized tire performance, vehicles must be properly maintained, and that includes tire alignment.
Alignment refers not only to the various angles of the steer axle geometry, but also to the tracking of all axles on a vehicle including the trailer.
The dual purpose of proper alignment is to minimize tire wear and to maximize predictable vehicle handling and driver control. Toe misalignment is the number one cause of steer tire irregular wear, followed by rear axle skew, also known as parallelism or thrust.

Alignment tool photo.

Tire mount tool photo.

Another pressure-related issue is that of dual-tire imbalance. When youíve got a pair of tires side-by-side on an axle, if one is running at a lower pressure, itís essentially got a different circumference than its neighbor. This means that as the axle rotates, that tireís going to drag and experience excessive wear, increasing the chance that itís going to fail. 
Same issue with tire balancing. An out of balance tire can cause premature tire failure and equipment damage.
We use the latest in full spin balancing technology.

Stop by and see us at
 NGT Truck Center
We can take care of all your truck tire and alignment needs.