A friend of mine has what sounds like a good idea. I`m helping him, for a share of the business, with a website and other computer stuff. I`ve always been a 9 - 5er and my friend too.
Our service is to calculate the correct tire air pressure for cars and trucks. It turns out that tire makers suggest a standard air pressure that is actually not too relevant based on actual conditions, such as load and tread width for cars and for trucks, it also matters how the matching dual tire compares in diameter. Just think how much more a car can weigh in the front, where the engine is vs. where the trunk is. And big rigs are always carrying different loads. Tire makers suggest around 110 psi for big rigs, but, the correct pressure could actually be more like 70 psi.
My friend has been working on the formula that calculates the correct pressure based on all these factors and has been using results in his personal cars for over 20 years. Recent results show that the tires lasted almost 3 times longer than expected.
While this is great for autos, just think about all the 18 wheel trucks out there. Not only will this save money, but, just think, a big rig truck tire uses about 20 gallons of oil to make and what happens to dead tires, the ones that stay intact (yes, this helps prevents road alligators too).
My problem is how to get this off the ground, an online service to provide the correct air pressure every time a truck changes loads. We`ve talked with a few truck companies to offer the service for free on a trial period, but, no takers, so, not sure this is the right approach.
Thanks for looking and your advice, or, maybe someone is interested in helping us go big.