Controlling the replacement and use of tires in your fleet can be a real challenge if you don’t have a system to keep track of tire sets, their mileage, scrap miles, and the cars they’re fitted to.

Of course, the Excel file is a one-size-fits-all solution to all problems of this nature. Still, it has many disadvantages such as file size, sharing the file, keeping the information up-to-date, lack of notification, too much manual work, etc.

Innovation is a relief that technology constantly offers us. Such convenience in controlling the use of tires in the fleet is available in modern GPS vehicle control systems.


What can the GPS do for you about changing and using tires?

1. Maintains tire mileage information.

2. Maintains information about the vehicle on which the tires are mounted.

3. Keeps a history of the vehicles on which the tires are fitted.

4. Keep information about:

  • Season – for what season is a given tire – winter, summer, all-season;
  • Manufacturer;
  • Width, Height, Diameter – dimensions of the tire;
  • Weight index, Speed index – tire parameters;
  • Mileage for scrapping;

5. Keep a history of tire usage;

6. Notifies the user upon reaching scrapping kilometers;

7. Notifies the user of an upcoming tire change due to a change in season.

The main advantages of using a GPS to control the change and use of tires in the service fleet are in the notification system and maintenance of all information about the car in one place.

Tire change notifications are every Fleet Manager’s helper. When a set of tires is fitted to a particular vehicle, the mileage traveled by that vehicle with those tires is calculated by the system and added to the set. When the defined scrap mileage is reached for a kit, the system will automatically notify the fleet manager or driver that it is time to scrap that kit and replace it with another one.

In addition to the definition by mileage, GPS systems allow the definition and alarm for changing the tires of a given vehicle in time – ie. upon reaching a certain date, the fleet manager or driver will be notified that it is time to change the tires to another set (for example – changing winter tires to summer ones).

All notifications appear both in the GPS itself and at an email address specified by the Fleet Manager. When the user completes a tire change task, the system automatically discards or accepts into storage the tires removed from the vehicle.

If tire monitoring with a GPS tracking system has intrigued you, you can contact us to find out how you can use a GPS with a tire management module in your fleet.