17
Nov

Maintain Tire Wear Quality and Monitor Tread Depth

Maintain Tire Wear Quality and Monitor Tread Depth Tires are parts of a vehicle that wear out over an extended period of time. Today’s U.S. averages of 13,500-miles driven annually and 45,000-mile tread lives means it takes the typical driver a little over three years to wear out a set of tires. However it’s important […]

17
Nov

Reasons for Tire Removal

Reasons for Tire Removal Like every other wear component on a vehicle (brakes, batteries, belts and wiper blades, etc.), tires must be eventually replaced because a combination of wear, damage or exposure to the elements will eventually take their toll. Brake pads wear thin, batteries lose power, engine belts crack and wipers streak. When it […]

17
Nov

Tread Pattern Anatomy

Tread Pattern Anatomy As the part of a tire that rolls in contact with the road, tread patterns incorporate a variety of features molded into their rubber compound that support the vehicle’s load while resisting heat and wear. Tread patterns are often classified by the design of their ribs, blocks, lugs and/or grooves that have […]

17
Nov

Tire Tread Pattern Types

Tread patterns help tune a tire’s traction and handling capabilities to its intended driving conditions. While the most common tread patterns address traction in multiple driving conditions, others are designed further enhance traction to meet specific dry, wet or winter driving challenges.