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Symmetrical, Asymmetrical or Directional??


…you're shopping for Continental Brand Car tires or for your Lincoln Continental, more tires show tread patterns of unique shapes. One of the most frequently asked questions is "I mounted my asymmetric tread car tires purchased online and it looks like two of the tires are running backwards. Did I get two…

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

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


…ExtremeContact DWS Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Pattern A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction. It features lateral grooves on both sides of the tire’s centerline that point in the same direction and result in v-shaped tread blocks. These…

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Are You Looking to Get the Best Wet Traction and Hydroplaning Resistance from Your Tires?

Are You Looking to Get the Best Wet Traction and Hydroplaning Resistance from Your Tires?


…sufficient tread depth the channels that evacuate water from underneath the tread will not be large enough to resist the wedge of water from building. The tread design itself also plays an important role in wet weather traction. The directional tread design, also known as unidirectional tread, is one of…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


tread blocks to aid wet and/or winter traction when driving straight 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.…

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Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Tread Design Types and How They Differ


…smaller independent tread blocks to aid wet and winter traction when driving straight ahead. Firestone Precision Touring (Symmetric) Michelin Defender (Asymmetric) Directional Also known as an unidirectional design, these tires are designed to roll in one direction. Their tread design points one way…

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New Bridgsestone Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires


…best snow and ice traction on the market. It achieves this amazing grip without the use of metal studs; instead using it's directional tread design and advanced multicell tread compound. This studless ice and snow tire is recommended for those seeking to get the absolute best snow and ice traction available…

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Tire Tread Direction

Tire Tread Direction


…(Directional) Michelin Primacy MXV4 (Symmetric) Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Asymmetric) One of the most common questions I receive about tire tread design has to do with asymmetric tires. Their tread design makes it look like the tires on one side of the vehicle are rotating in the wrong direction. As…

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Review of: Goodyear Assurance


…car. After dissapointing tread life from the Goodyear Triple Treads and now huge dissatisfacation with the Assurance, I am no longer considering or recommeding Goodyear to anyone for anything. I have decided to keep the car a little longer and replace with Yoko directionals. Sorry Goodyear, but we are…

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Directional Treads


…are "Directional" or "Unidirectional tires." Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction and incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire’s centerline. These point in the same direction resuin…

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Tread Patterns


…Continental ExtremeContact DWS Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction. It incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire’s centerline that point in the same direction and result in v-shaped tread blocks. These grooves enhance…

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Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go?


…multiple tread grooves are aligned in a repeating "V" shape to increase the tire's ability to channel water from between the tire's footprint and the road. Somewhat like the vanes of a water pump continually pushing water in one direction through the engine, the grooves of a directional tire are designed…

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Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play


…multiple tread grooves are aligned in a repeating "V" shape to increase the tire's ability to channel water from between the tire's footprint and the road. Somewhat like the vanes of a water pump continually pushing water in one direction through the engine, the grooves of a directional tire are designed…

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