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The Connection Between Tread Depth, Tire Rotation and Alignment


When rotating your tires, it is also important to measure their tread depth to help determine if your vehicle has an alignment issue. You may find that when the edge of a tire wears differently than another it can point to camber. * Negative camber is wear on the inside edge of a tire and is pretty common…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Rim Width Range for Track & Competition Use


…to and from an event. Past experience with the tire and rim width combinations that fall outside those recommended by the tire manufacturer shows that tires used in a track/competition environment are maintained better, inspected more often and wear out before they experience long-term issues. Drivers…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat Tire Repairs


…Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing Tire Pull Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing Don't…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing Tire Pull Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing Don't…

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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


wear bars" which run across their tread pattern from their outside shoulder to inside shoulder. Wear bars are designed to visually connect the elements of the tire's tread pattern and warn drivers when their tires no longer meet minimum tread depth requirements. Common Sense However, as a tire wears

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #1


…Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing Tire Pull Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing Don't…

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Tire Tech Information - Getting More Out of Competition Tires


…your race car trailer's tire rack or outside your shop, store them in a cool, dry place away from electric motors. Immediately after every track session, remove debris and inspect your tires for damage and wear. If possible, let them cool while they are off the ground Your tire's tread temperatures as…

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Winter Tech - Winter Maintenance Tips


tires. If the top of the tire tilts outward it is called positive camber, and if it tilts inward it is called negative camber. The camber settings that should be used with winter tires are the vehicle manufacturers' preferred settings. Too much positive camber will wear the outside edges of your tires,…

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Winter Tech - Winter Maintenance Tips


tires. If the top of the tire tilts outward it is called positive camber, and if it tilts inward it is called negative camber. The camber settings that should be used with winter tires are the vehicle manufacturers' preferred settings. Too much positive camber will wear the outside edges of your tires,…

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Winter Tech - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


wear bars" which run across their tread pattern from their outside shoulder to inside shoulder. Wear bars are designed to visually connect the elements of the tire's tread pattern and warn drivers when their tires no longer meet minimum tread depth requirements. Common Sense However, as a tire wears

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(PDF Document: Michelin_Care_and_Feeding.pdf)


…as well as in tire wear. Keep in mind that the improvement is not always obvious. SHAvING michelin Pilot sport cup tires are manufactured with 6/32" center tread depth. michelin testing shows that a shaved tire at 3.5/32" offers slightly more dry grip from the start of the tire's competition life…

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Winter / Snow Tire Maintenance Tips from the Tire Rack Experts

Winter / Snow Tire Maintenance Tips from the Tire Rack Experts


…tread depth of new tires is more sensitive to any issues. Of the three normal alignment adjustments (caster, camber and toe), camber is the most important to keep an eye on as too much positive camber will wear the outside edges of your tires, while too much negative camber will wear the inside edges.…

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