What tires don’t say, That you need to know


Tire type
Common tire types such as all-weather or all-terrain, refer to the type of tread pattern and rubber compounds that were part of the car’s original equipment.  Some car  manufacturers, particularly SUV manufacturers, specify that you should always replace tires with the same type that came on the car. (Information on the stock fitment is listed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.)

All-weather tires: are designed to provide a balance of all-weather wear, grip and ride comfort.

All-terrain tires:  provide an added measure of off-road capability for your car.

Tires used during the summer have tread patterns and rubber compounds built for superior wet and dry traction, such tires cannot be used during the winter seasoms. Know what type of tires your vehicle came with before you make a change, so you can make a smart replacement or upgrade.

Inflation Pressure
Well the most important thing you can do to preserve a tire’s durability, handling, wear, and load carrying capacity is to maintain its intended inflation pressure. Many believe that the correct inflation pressure for the tire is the maximum inflation pressure designated on a tire’s sidewall, that is wrong. In truth, the correct inflation for a tire is designated by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the tire information sticker located on a vehicle’s door jamb, glove box, fuel filler door, or in the owner’s manual. The vehicle manufacturer designates this pressure to balance the car’s handling, ride comfort, and load-carrying ability. Inflate tires to this pressure and take the time to check them once a month when tires are cold that us before they’ve been driven more than a few killometers, as tires can lose air over time and with temperature variations.

adopted From: blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2007/03/what_car_tires_.html

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