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Tire Shoulder: Why Is It So Important And How To Maintain It?
Tire Shoulder: Why Is It So Important And How To Maintain It?
One of the smallest portions of a tire but with one of the most important roles. It is about tire shoulder, which all car specialists say is essential. In general, tire shoulders are the components that directly influence the stability of the car, especially while cornering. In the same context, these are indicators of a potential issue with the suspension system. Being in the most visible area of the tire, it is very easy to understand whether...
All You Have To Know About Tire Rain Grooves
All You Have To Know About Tire Rain Grooves
Tire manufacturers are paying incredible attention to their design. And the reason does not necessarily lie in their cosmetic appearance, although this is also relevant. Rather, their goal is the permanent improvement of the tires so that they can face the harsh conditions of the roads. Starting with the rubber component and ending with those varied designs of the treads, the tires are created to minimize any impact of water, snow, or ice on driving...
Tire Sipes Explained: 101 Things To Know
Tire Sipes Explained: 101 Things To Know
When I was a little guy, I thought that the design of the tire treads was just an element of tire aesthetics. It wasn't until I turned 16 that my father explained to me that, in fact, these are not accidental and that the manufacturers create them in order to add more performance to the car. From that moment, I started to study the subject much more deeply. Even today it fascinates me to listen to the manufacturers when they explain what is the essence of a certain tire design...
Tire Sidewall: Importance And Maintenance
Tire Sidewall: Importance And Maintenance
If you were to ask a car enthusiast what is the most important component of a tire, he will probably tell you its tread. But the answer is only partially correct. In fact, each of the tire components plays an important role. And it is not necessary to know everything about them. It is enough to only keep in mind their purpose and specifics so as to choose the best ones. Thus, we can choose the correct tires for our car in a much more efficient way.
Wheel Alignment 101 Explained: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Wheel Alignment 101 Explained: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
If you are somehow familiar with the vehicles' construction, you must have heard how important wheel alignment is. This term refers to a procedure that technicians do to your car to ensure the tires have a correct position on the road. The car runs much more efficiently and more stable when the tires have a correct alignment. Many of us have traveled at least once in a car, ours or someone else's, and heard a specific sound...
Quick Guide On Tire Types
Quick Guide On Tire Types
When it comes to choosing a set of tires for your car, the process can become difficult. The difficulty lies in the fact that there are many aspects that you have to take into account. Size, diameter, weight, body type, etc... So, if you are in this process for the first time, we feel a little sorry for you. But don't be discouraged, because, with our help, the process can become much easier and more fun, if you want...
Chains On Tires: Why, When, And How?
 Chains On Tires: Why, When, And How?
People who live in areas that are not exactly weather-friendly know what a great idea a set of tire chains is for their cars. These are tools that help a car provide better traction when the snow takes full control. They are sometimes helpful even in circumstances without snow or ice. It is about mountainous roads full of rocky challenges with high inclination angles. Drivers who are always in such circumstances must always have chains in their car...
Does Tire Rotation Impact Wheel Alignment?
Does Tire Rotation Impact Wheel Alignment?
In the previous articles, I talked about both tire rotation and wheel alignment as separate topics. These 2 subjects seem to be quite clear for enthusiasts and car owners. Still, a question seems to bother everyone: does tire rotation affect the wheel alignment or not? These 2 aspects are crucial for optimal long-term tire serviceability. Car owners mistakenly think that one action will consequently lead to the impact of the other...
AWD Tire Replacement: When, How, and Why?
AWD Tire Replacement: When, How, and Why?
Being the owner of an All-Wheel Drive vehicle is real luck and pleasure. The traction of the vehicle is so powerful that you have the feeling that nothing can stop it. For all the benefits that come with an AWD, owners face a fairly frequent problem. It is about the fact that the front tires tend to wear off much faster than the rear ones. If you consult a specialist in the field, they will all tell you that there is no single reason for this...
Understanding Tire Load And Speed Ratings
Understanding Tire Load And Speed Ratings
The sidewalls of your tires have a lot to say through the inscriptions on them. Many car owners are confused about all these tire indications, but it doesn't take them long to decode their meaning. So don't worry, because you are not alone. And if you felt confused about the tires, today we will put them all in their place. Today, we are talking specifically about the speed ratings and load-carrying capacity of your tires...

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