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Tire Noise: Tips to Keep them Rolling Quietly


…only to find they get much louder as they wear down. With a little understanding of tire technology, you can keep your tires rolling quieter for more miles. Tires get noisy for a couple of reasons including tread design, uneven wear and tire construction. Tread Design: Tire manufacturers work hard to design…

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Tire Tech Information - Getting More Out of Competition Tires


…Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing Tire Pull Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing Driving Through Tire Blowouts European Union Tire Labeling Regulation Flat Tire Repair of AIRTEX…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Rotation Instructions


…from the tire treads, check for uneven wear by checking the tire tread depth and of course, checking your tire pressure. Tire rotation helps even out tire wear by allowing each tire to serve in as many of the vehicles wheel positions as possible. Remember, tire rotation cant correct wear problems due…

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Here's What You Need to Know About Replacing Two Tires


…alone remembering the last time you rotated your tires. Often, infrequent tire rotation (or an improper alignment or air pressure) can lead to uneven wear between the front and rear tires, causing many drivers to replace two tires instead of four. In these situations, it can be confusing as to what…

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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Tire Gauge


…percentage of tire wear by confirming the tire's original/new tread depth in its specs compared to the remaining tread depth just measured. NOTE: Incorrect air pressure, vehicle alignment, loose or worn parts, driving conditions, load, etc, can cause rapid or uneven tire wear. An accurate tread depth gauge…

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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


wears unevenly can become noisy after time, certain attributes can help a tire stay quiet throughout its lifetime and lead to a consistently pleasing experience. When shopping for quiet tires I tend to prefer options that are non-directional. Directional tires, or tires that have a V-shaped tread design…

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Check your tires tread depth with an Accutire gauge.


tread depth - Most street tires start with 10/32" of tread depth. When the tire's tread depth is below 4/32" drivers will begin to lose sufficient wet traction. And once the tire's tread has worn down to 2/32", the tire is considered legally worn out.* Uneven wear - If you find areas of the tread that…

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The Truth About Warranties


tread that do not penetrate the carcass * Running a tire underinflated or flat * Impact damage * Shoulder wear that's commonly caused by underinflation, hard cornering or alignment issues * Uneven wear due to mechanical issues, which can include: feathered tread rim edges, cupping, diagonal wear, misalignment…

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Checking Tire Air Pressure is the Easiest Way to Maximize Your Tire's Life

Checking Tire Air Pressure is the Easiest Way to Maximize Your Tire's Life


…underinflated situation, the tire can experience uneven wear on both shoulders. Additionally, fuel economy, cornering and braking are all adversely affected. In severe situations, you can even have a tire failure or blowout. When a tire is overinflated, uneven wear is still likely, but this occurs towards the…

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Tire Tech Information - Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing


Wear / Tread Scuffing Lea esta pgina en espaol Diagonal tread wear is intermittent angled wear across the face and all of the way around the circumference of rear tires. It is caused by incorrect rear wheel toe settings that direct the tires to follow a path slightly different than the vehicle. Uneven

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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


…remaining tread depth in the first location, you can complete your measurement of each tire by placing the coin into additional locations at least 15 inches apart around the tire's central circumferential groove, as well as in its inner and outer grooves. This will help detect uneven wear caused by mechanical…

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Winter Tech - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


…remaining tread depth in the first location, you can complete your measurement of each tire by placing the coin into additional locations at least 15 inches apart around the tire's central circumferential groove, as well as in its inner and outer grooves. This will help detect uneven wear caused by mechanical…

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