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Aircraft Tires

Do you need new tires for your aircraft?

The number one distributor of aircraft tires is Desser.com. They carry tires and tubes from the most trusted manufacturers: Goodyear, Michelin, Specialty (Mc Creary), Aero Classic, Bridgestone, and Dunlop.

You can also find some good deals at Preferred Air Parts.

Are you interested in saving money with retreads?

Because airplane tire treads generally wear much faster than the side walls, they can often be safely re-treaded. This process works well if a tire tread is damaged, worn out or flat-spotted, as long as the cord body is intact. The process of re-treading is usually cheaper than buying new tires. Retreads are also environmentally-friendly as it cuts down on using resources to manufacture new tires. Check out Sky Treads for complete re-treading services and useful information.

Would you like to extend the life of your tires?

Ensure proper inflation (see manufacturer’s instructions). Protect tires from contact with chemicals and oil. Avoid excessive sun exposure, which deteriorates the rubber. Eliminate debris on airport surfaces, including hangars. Discard tire if it has been used in a situation of above normal braking energy use, even if the tire appears normal on visual inspection. In cold conditions, recalibrate inflation levels and avoid sharp turns and above normal braking energy use. To avoid developing flat spots on the tire, do not leave aircraft stationary for long periods of time. If the aircraft will be stationary for more than 30 days, mount on jacks.

Is it time to “retire” your old tires?

When it’s time to get rid of your old tires, recycle them at Recycle.Net. All that valuable rubber can be put to use in a variety of ways. Who knows? Maybe your old tire will end up as a child’s tire swing.

Author Notes:

Kathryn Wells contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.buying-tires.com. 

 
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