HOW WE PROTECT AGAINST
Fleets often ask us how to prevent rusted or corroded wheels. It’s a top priority in around-the-wheel care for important reasons: wheels need to be strong, safe, and attractive to support productivity.
WHERE IT STARTS
Corrosion prevention is not only important in regards to safety, but it can also affect productivity and your bottom line. Properly maintaining your wheels will help you stay ahead of these issues and keep your fleet safe.
In the most concentrated spots, corrosion gradually burns through the metal to form abrasions, cracks, and holes. When corrosion affects areas such as wheel ends, the effects are damaging to the quality and performance capabilities of the vehicle in question. If the problem is not rectified, wheel-end corrosion can put drivers and fellow motorists at risk.
Tires experience a multitude of conditions throughout their lifetime. General wear and tear on a tire can lead to air loss, punctures, and a variety of issues that are dangerous and costly to fleet managers. Add in heavy stop-and-start operating, fluctuating outside temperatures, and rough road conditions, and wear on a tire drastically increases. Using tire sealants helps to combat this problem
Fleets often ask us about ways to prevent rusty or corroded wheels. It’s a top priority in around-the-wheel care for important reasons: wheels need to be strong, safe, and attractive to support productivity. While strong wheels are a necessity all year long, they’re even more important during the winter months when brine, magnesium, and other chlorides eat through the finish on your wheels, exposing them to corrosion and other potential hazards.
Having your semi-truck wheels refinished with the MILCURE system ensures you’ll have the safest and most reliable semi-truck wheels on the road. The MILCURE system focuses on removing corrosion on your existing wheels and preventing early-onset corrosion that can result from improper refinishing. We work with your service provider to ensure the proper equipment, powder, and techniques are used to provide you wheels that your fleet can rely on.
ECO SEAL from IMI reduces tire wear and was engineered to offer seven times more corrosion resistance than wheels without tire sealant. Moreover, it immediately and permanently repairs punctures to your tire from the inside, preventing your truck tires from going flat or blowing out on the road, keeping both your drivers and your wheels safe.
The IMI ALUMINATOR is the new innovative way to effectively and efficiently clean aluminum wheels. It was developed with both safety and appearance in mind. Using a combination of components, consumables, and inspections, the IMI ALUMINATOR produces a safe and clean wheel as recommended by TMC standards.
WEBINAR: WHEEL REFINISHING TIPS FOR FLEETS
Know the environment in which your wheels are refinished and what questions to ask of your service provider.