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Snow Tires for Police Vehicles

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

In a Winter/Snow tire, traction is all that matters, or we would leave the All-Season tires on. There are two basic categories of Winter/Snow tires: Performance Winter/Snow tires with higher speed ratings and Studless Ice & Snow tires with better winter traction ratings.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2016)
 

Best Crossover/SUV/Truck SSV Tires

By Law and Order Staff

A wide variety of SUV/Truck tires appropriate for Special Service Vehicles is available in several categories: 1) Highway All-Season, 2) crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires, 3) On-Road/Off-Road All-Terrain tires, and 4) Off-Road Maximum Traction tires. When the ordinary OE tires wear out, use this as the opportunity to get more police-oriented tires—that is how you put the “special” into the Special Service Vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2015)
 

Best Crossover/SUV/Truck SSV Tires

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

A wide variety of SUV/Truck tires appropriate for Special Service Vehicles is available in several categories: 1) Highway All-Season, 2) crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires, 3) On-Road/Off-Road All-Terrain tires, and 4) Off-Road Maximum Traction tires. When the ordinary OE tires wear out, use this as the opportunity to get more police-oriented tires—that is how you put the “special” into the Special Service Vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2015)
 

Most Police Tires Are Fixed Wrong

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Half the time, repairs to the speed rated tires used on police cars are done wrong. That is probable cause to never put a repaired tire back on a pursuit-rated sedan. The correct repair is a plug-patch. The plug part keeps moisture out of the inner belts. The patch part holds air. Both are required.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Tire Basics - Tire Forensics

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The tire inflation that prevents sudden failures. The tire repairs that maintain speed ratings. Why nitrogen protects the TPMS. What valve stem caps really do. The missing step in tire mounting. The secrets to long tire life and better gas mileage. The “Rick and T.J. Show” has it all.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2012)
 

Michigan State Police Tire Tests

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The MSP test of replacement police tires is priceless.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2012)
 

Fleet Maintenance

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Goodyear Winter Tires Selected for Key Police Vehicle Options Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Launches New Sizes for Firestone Firehawk Pursuit Tires

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2012)
 

2006 Ford Fleet Preview

By PFM Staff

The Fleet Preview is an all-fleet event involving 750 public and private sector fleet managers and a support staff from Ford, making it much more than just an ordinary police vehicle event.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2006)
 

Severe Snow Tire Testing

By PFM Staff

Find out the results of the severe snow tire testing conducted in February 2004 by the National Institute of Justice's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)- Northwest in collaboration with the Canadian Police Research Center.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2006)
 

Pirelli Snow Tires

By PFM Staff

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tested a Pirelli snow tire on a Ford CVPI to see how the true snow tire performs as a pursuit tire in hot and dry weather.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2006)
 
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