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Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?

Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?


…independent tread blocks to aid wet and/or winter traction when driving straight ahead. Tires with asymmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Two of our highest rated all-season asymmetrical tires are the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and Continental ExtremeContact DWS. Bridgestone…

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Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?

Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?


…on tires from all brands using an asymmetric approach. Listed below are some of the more popular and highly rated tires with an asymmetric design. Michelin Pilot Super Sport Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Bridgestone Turanza Serenity For more information on a tire's asymmetric design, read "Tire Tread…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…ahead. Tires featuring asymmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction. It incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire's centerline…

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Tire Tech Information - How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package


tire around your vehicle just as race teams do for pit stops." Note: If your vehicle uses two different tire sizes, be sure to alert your installer. DIRECTIONAL TIRES ONLY Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. ASYMMETRIC

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Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Tread Design Types and How They Differ


…inboard and outboard halves feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns can be mounted in any direction and allow for multiple tire rotation options. Asymmetric An asymmetrical tread design changes pattern across the face of the tire. They're designed to blend the requirements of dry…

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Looking for a Quiet Performance Tire?

Looking for a Quiet Performance Tire?


…set-ups. In summary, the asymmetric pattern is meeting and exceeding the traction levels of the directional patterns, while also hitting the lower noise targets, and allowing better rotation schemes. To learn more on how to properly rotate your tires, read "Tire Rotation Instructions."

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tires are more capable of resisting hydroplaning. NOTE: If your vehicle uses two different tire sizes, be sure to alert your installer. 1 2 3 1 DIRECTIONAL TIRES ONLY Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. 2 ASYMMETRIC

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Tire Tech Information - Care and Feeding of the Kumho Ecsta V710


…Servicing Tire Registration Tire Replacement Tire Rolling Resistance Part 1: Understanding Corporate Average Fuel Economy Tire Rolling Resistance Part 2: Defining Rolling Resistance Tire Rolling Resistance Part 3: Changes to Expect When Switching from Worn-Out to New Tires Tire Rotation Instructions Tire Safety…

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Michelin Defender: Long Miles, Good Fuel Economy and Excellent Reviews

Michelin Defender: Long Miles, Good Fuel Economy and Excellent Reviews


…additional fuel efficiency while maintaining all-weather traction. This tire features an asymmetric tread design, allowing cross rotation (C) to help promote even wear. MaxTouch Construction optimizes the stresses experienced when the tire's footprint comes in contact with the road to promote predictable handling…

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Quietest Grand Touring All-Season Tires Available at Tire Rack: Summer 2012

Quietest Grand Touring All-Season Tires Available at Tire Rack: Summer 2012


…can be heard from inside the cabin. Also, directional tires cannot be rotated from side to side, therefore increasing the chance that any given tire may wear unevenly. Tires that are symmetrical or asymmetrical in design are able to be rotated front to back and side to side, thereby increasing their…

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Hankook's Newest Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire: Ventus S1 noble2

Hankook's Newest Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire: Ventus S1 noble2


…simulations for hydroplaning resistance. Asymmetric patterns can cause some questions for some customers due to the shape of their water channels, however this pattern allows for full tire rotation. For additional information, read "Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?" The Hankook's outer edge…

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More Miles from Summer Tires

More Miles from Summer Tires


tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Michelin Pilot Super Sport Potenza RE760 Sport tires are developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans who want to maximize sport driving pleasure without abandoning treadwear. The tire delivers sharp response and its asymmetric

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