Types of Firestone Truck & Bus Tires for Sale in Kalamazoo
Hard work and perseverance were part of Harvey Firestone's upbringing. He grew up on a farm in the late 1800s. But he didn't leave his knowledge behind when he left the field. He went on to have many successes in the trucking and transportation industry. After WWII, Firestone championed the "Ship by Truck" movement to help lower the price of basic goods and increase shipping times for perishable items. At the same time, he brought awareness to the nation's lack of paved roads and poorly developed highway system. Firestone helped build the transportation industry we have today. His innovation and commitment to quality are alive in each Firestone commercial truck tire, from steer to trailer tires. Bring Firestone's American ingenuity and performance to your fleet. Keep reading to learn more about various TRUCK & BUS tire applications and Firestone truck and bus tires for sale in Kalamazoo.
Bus & Coach Tires for Sale in Kalamazoo
Mile after mile and stop after stop. The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round...until they don't. Nothing lasts forever, especially tires that do the hard work of carrying passengers around town and across the country. When you're shopping for bus and coach tires in Kalamazoo, find your nearest Firestone truck and bus tire dealer. Our catalog of bus tires includes city bus, highway bus, and coach tires. Firestone bus tires are built for safety and long-lasting performance, thanks to details like flow-through grooves and cross-rib siping. Firestone bus and coach tires are crafted to such a high standard that when properly maintained and inspected, many can be safely retreaded multiple times to save you money.
Distribution & P&D Tires in Kalamazoo
Local and regional pickup and delivery services face all sorts of difficulties. Routes must be mapped out perfectly in advance. Vehicles need to be in peak operating condition. Drivers must react to traffic, accidents, and unexpected Michigan weather conditions. Hiccups with any one of these things could damage profit and morale. For tires that work as hard as your team, go with Firestone P&D tires in Kalamazoo. Our product mix includes tires for local delivery service and regional hauling, with elements like open-shoulders and full-width steel belts to support year-round traction. Your nearby P&D tire supplier in Kalamazoo can equip any wheel position on your special service vehicle.
Less Than Truckload & Truckload Tires in Kalamazoo
Does your fleet haul bigger stuff, farther? Firestone has many semi-truck tires to choose from, including commercial truckload and less than truckload tires in Kalamazoo. Like pickup and delivery tires, less than truckload tires excel when transporting small freight in busy, urban areas where curbing and abrasion can be a problem. And for heavier loads, there are Firestone truckload tires. Truckload tires are designed to support varying loads, without compromising service life, safety, and tread wear. We're confident that Firestone semi-truck tires stand apart from other truckload tires for sale in Kalamazoo. Only Firestone commercial tires are tested right next to where Harvey Firestone tested his first commercial tire—at the 350-acre Firestone Farm in Ohio. Firestone less than truckload and truckload tires also have cost-savings built into them. Special features help protect the tire casing from damaging heat to enhance retreadability, increase safety, and save you money.
Truck Tires: Steer and Drive Tires in Kalamazoo
Now let's talk less about load size and more about wheel position. The engineers at Firestone Commercial make tough tires for all wheel positions, starting with steer tires. Steer tires are generally considered to be the most critical tires on a truck. They play a big role in driver comfort and feature tread elements that wick water away for optimized road grip. All-position tires can also be installed on the steer axle, but steer tires perform best since they're designed specifically for the steer application.
Steer tires are the brains of a truck, while drive tires are the muscle. Drive tires are hard workers. They grip the road to push you where you need to be. Look for aggressive tread blocks and biting edges for exceptional traction, plus superior tread compounds for ultra-long tread life. Talk to your local Firestone dealer for more information on steer and drive tires for sale in Kalamazoo. We have tread designs that work across wheel positions and applications so you can get more out of your tire investment.
Severe Service Tires in Kalamazoo
The average drive or steer tire? It lives a life of luxury compared to a severe service tire. On-highway tires enjoy long stretches of paved open road. Severe service tires, though, traverse debris-dotted streets, rocky mountain passes, and tight urban alleys. Your certified Firestone dealer has tough severe service tires in Kalamazoo to match these harsh conditions. We know what high-performance vehicles need to keep working in the conditions they face every day. The Firestone severe service inventory includes wide base radials, all-position radials, and extreme service drive tires for on- and off-highway applications. Whether you're working with municipal or construction fleets, you can buy the right severe service from Firestone.
Specialized Transport Tires in Kalamazoo
We've been around long enough to know that some tires need to fit in more than one category. They need to work across applications and deliver the same rugged performance, regardless of wheel position or load size. That's one reason our Kalamazoo inventory of specialized transport tires includes drive tires, single and tandem axle trailer tires, plus options for steering, regional service, and long-haul—off or on the highway.
When you buy Firestone tires, Firestone's quality warranties, services, and support go where your fleet goes. Talk with a certified Firestone dealer near you for the resources you need to keep trucking. Together, our tires and 2,400+ stores can get you to your destination. Browse truck and bus tires online today. Search by application, tire size, wheel position, or technology, like SmartWay-verified or CARB Compliant.