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Tire Tech Information - Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards


…consistent. While the Treadwear Grade was originally intended to be assigned purely scientifically, it has also become a marketing tool used by manufacturers to help position and promote their tires. "Maybe it's because tires are so complex and their uses can be so varied, that [UTQG] grades don't always reflect…

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Tire Test Results : When Round and Black Becomes Lean and Green


…years thanks to California and Federal legislation. While tire rolling resistance often has been reduced in the past by sacrificing wet traction and treadwear, the newest high-tech, fuel-efficient tires proclaim to have achieved low rolling resistance without compromising traction and wear through the introduction…

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UTQG... Does it Matter to Me?


Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) is a required marking on the tire sidewall intended to provide a standardized metric that helps consumers purchase tires based on relative treadwear, traction and temperature capabilities. When viewing UTQG ratings, it's important to note that the grades are assigned by the…

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A Simple Guide to UTQG

A Simple Guide to UTQG


…determine these grades are run in standardized conditions, so every manufacturer runs the same tests on their tires. Treadwear is judged after only 7,200 miles, so there is a good amount of extrapolation done here, and this is all done by the manufacturers on their own tires. The traction grading is based on…

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On Tread Life


I would like to talk about the Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) rating of a tire. When created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), UTQG ratings were meant to give tire buyers a tangible interpretation of a tire's tread life expectancy, overall traction performance…

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Tire Tech Information - Selecting the Right Tires


…Warranties Trailer Tires vs. Passenger Vehicle Tires Tramlining: Coping with the Ruts in the Road Treadlife / Mileage Warranties Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (U.N.E.C.E.) Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart When Should I Replace My Tires? Where to…

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Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered

Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered


What does "UTQG" stand for? Uniform Tire Quality Grade. It consists of a numeric treadwear rating, a letter traction rating and a letter temperature rating. Should I use these ratings to decide what tire is best? Short answer: No. While they contain some useful information, UTQG ratings are generally…

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UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?


…assist customers in making their correct tire purchase. While certain performance standards are held standard, such as Traction Grades and Temperature Resistance, UTQG treadwear numbers are published by the manufacturer based upon their test findings of a tire's life expectancy. It's important to note that…

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What Does the UTQG Rating Mean?

What Does the UTQG Rating Mean?


…independent testing companies they hire. NHSTA has the right to inspect and can fine manufacturers when inconsistencies are found. The UTQG treadwear grades are based on actual road use in which a test tire is run in a vehicle convey along with standardized course monitoring tires. Vehicles repeatedly…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Warranties


…Warranties Trailer Tires vs. Passenger Vehicle Tires Tramlining: Coping with the Ruts in the Road Treadlife / Mileage Warranties Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (U.N.E.C.E.) Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart When Should I Replace My Tires? Where to…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #1


…Warranties Trailer Tires vs. Passenger Vehicle Tires Tramlining: Coping with the Ruts in the Road Treadlife / Mileage Warranties Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (U.N.E.C.E.) Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart When Should I Replace My Tires? Where to…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Cost Analysis


…Warranties Trailer Tires vs. Passenger Vehicle Tires Tramlining: Coping with the Ruts in the Road Treadlife / Mileage Warranties Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (U.N.E.C.E.) Vibration Diagnosis Flow Chart When Should I Replace My Tires? Where to…

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