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Tire Tech Information - Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…means all four tires are the same brand, design and tread depth. Mixing tire brands, tread designs and tread depths may cause components in the vehicle's driveline to fail. What does a driver do if one tire has to be removed from service when it and the other three tires have already worn between two…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Maximum Inflation Pressure


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Flat-Spotted Tires (Due to Parking / Storage)


…tire's footprint) flattens as it is pressed against the road's flat surface as the tires cool. This is what generates flat spots. And until the tires warm up again, the flat spot on each tire can cause a ride disturbance that will be felt for the first few miles the next time the vehicle is driven. Flat…

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Tire Tech Information - Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Rolling Resistance Part 3: Changes to Expect When Switching from Worn-Out to New Tires


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Alignment


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Original Equipment (OE) Tires


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Separations / Bubbles


…impact with a deep pothole or sharp curb can cause a new tire and wheel to be damaged. If the sidewall separation/bubble appears after six months of on-vehicle service, prolonged driving on overloaded/underinflated tires or a road hazard are the most likely causes. However it may take weeks or months after…

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Indentations, Undulations & Protrusions


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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Tire Tech Information - Mounting & Balancing


…Compare Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: the Role Tires Play Load Range / Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins…

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You have to watch out for more than just the other drivers on the track.


Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Tires. Check. Hawk Blue 9012 Track Only Brake Pads. Check. Forged Racing Wheels. Check. A day booked at the track. Ahhhhhhhh. Bliss. The smell of hot brakes, tires and engines. Old, bald men going through their midlife crises and standing around their new Porsches and BMWs comparing…
 

Tire Tech Information - Driving Through Tire Blowouts


…immediate or delayed depending on severity of the impact), a massive cut that causes rapid air loss, or an unnoticed small puncture that allows the tire to slowly lose air over time until it fails. Blowouts are typically caused by anything that allows air to escape and prevents the tire from supporting…

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