Automotive Fleet

FEB 2014

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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You may know us as DriveCam®. But we're about more than devices. That's why we've changed our name to Lytx TM , Inc. Our product and service, DriveCam powered by Lytx TM , continues to set the standard for driver safety. At Lytx, we use the insights we capture from data to advance the science of driving. We help optimize performance, achieve rapid ROI and reduce operating costs. Most of all, we help protect lives. Delivering Insights. Driving Results. TM 866.419.5861 www.Lytx.com New name. Same commitment to driver safety. © 2013 Lytx, Inc. All rights reserved Never Rush Tire Upkeep, Repair Cutting corners is the last way to keep you safe on the road, according to Brian Rems- berg, a spokesperson for Michelin North America. Whether its inspection, inf ation, or repair, f eet departments need to take the safest route instead of the quickest one. "Do not inf ate tires to the maximum pressure molded onto the tire's sidewall," Remsberg explained. "T e optimum tire pressure required for your vehicle can be found on a sticker in the door jamb, on the inside of the glove compartment door, or in the owner's manual." T e time of day can af ect the tire's pres- sure reading, which is why Remsberg sug- gestted checking the pressure when the tires are cold, usually f rst thing in the morning. When it comes to repairing a f at, it is best to take extra time to ensure that your tire doesn't suf er the same fate soon af er. "T e proper way to have a tire repaired is to patch the tire from the inside and f ll the puncture hole. Do not have your tire plugged," Remsberg advised. All four tires need to be checked month- ly, since keeping the tires inf ated to opti- mum pressure allows for maximum fuel ef ciency and longevity. AF PHOTO: ©ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/HERREID The "penny test" is a simple way to check tread wear. Place a penny in the tread, and if Lincoln's head is visible, the treads are too worn and need to be replaced. A F 0 2 1 4 s a f e t y . i n d d 4 5 AF0214safety.indd 45 1 / 2 3 / 1 4 9 : 4 0 A M 1/23/14 9:40 AM

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