# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Technology II Task 929041115

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Inspect tire condition.

Definition

Inspection should include conducting a visual inspection according to state inspection procedures and using specialized tools according to manufacturer guidelines to
  • identify tire wear patterns
  • check for correct size and application (load and speed ratings)
  • adjust air pressure
  • determine necessary action.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can tire wear patterns indicate under-inflation? Over-inflation? Camber problems? Toe problems?
  • How can tire wear patterns indicate loose suspension parts? Faulty shocks/struts? Out of balance?
  • Where do you find tire-pressure specifications?