Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tires

March 16th, 2017

Tires1. For performance and handling, the trend has long been toward fatter tires with a bigger footprint. That’s starting to change, though. Skinnier tires mean lower rolling resistance and better fuel economy, as well as a smaller aerodynamic profile. While fatter tires do handle better, tire engineers are making up the difference by designing skinny tires with a stickier tread formulation for traction and cornering ability.

2. Static electricity used to be a real concern for vehicles; if you’re old enough, you may remember seeing station wagons with a “ground strap” dragging along the pavement. It’s become a concern again, with newer tread compounds cutting back on the amount of carbon black in newer tires. The solution? Many tires are now designed with an “antenna strip” ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101

  Tags

tires winter20repair winter20service tips tire tire repair flat tires auto service mechanic tread depth tread wear tire technology auto repair brake fluid transmission fluid AC Service car20conditioning driving safety replacing tires oil change oil changes high20car high20engine preventative maintenance winter tires snow tires mpg gas mileage Fuel Economy tire recycling drivers safety tire pressure tire inflation car repair wheel alignment tire rotation all20tires holiday travel car battery brakes tire20service new tires car tires car20service car20conditioning service air20service repair20ac air conditioning driver tips safety20driving tire maintenance safe20tips tire alignment tire balancing tune up alignment oil20service driver20tips auto20services check20light brake repair brake service Halloween auto20service tire20benefits back20school replacement tires automobile20service battery replacement tune20service oil20replacement Mother's Day car20up flat20repair buy tires tires20winter winter driving buy20tires winter20tips winter20and information winter20tips winterize20battery winter20benefits discount20tires cheap20tires passenger tires tires online buy20online tire sale spare tire spare tires auto mechanic auto mechanics winter20tips high20cars car20replacement summer tires car alignment wheel balancing a mileage windshield windshield crack auto20repair glass20repair windshield20repair Windshield Repair tread wear replacing tires tire facts auto repair check engine light tire pressure auto service spark plug truck tires preventative maintenance car alignment