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  • How We Measure Tires

  • Here at Tire Rack, we measure, test, and recommend tires to our customers every day. The great quality of Tire Rack is that we have surveys on all of our tires. On our test track, we drive to compare "like" to "like" tires within the same survey category. For example, we only…

  • Eco-Friendly All-Season Tires - How Does Fuel Consumption Measure Up?

  • Our fifth round of 2010 tire testing is complete. This time we are back in our BMW test cars. Tire Rack tested tires from the Passenger All-Season category collecting fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads in Indiana. The fuel…

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  • Measuring Tread Depth

  • …winter tires. Even the most aggressive looking tread pattern will be rendered ineffective with no tread depth remaining. For more information check out this article on measuring tread depth with a coin. Also, consider purchasing a depth gauge to gain a more accurate reading of your tire's tread…

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  • Measuring Tread Depth

  • …for a tire tread depth gauge? Of course, this method is not as accurate as using an actual tread depth gauge, but it is a reasonable substitute. Tread depths can vary from one tire size to another. As your tire wears, it loses its ability to process the water on the road. Even though a tire is…

  • What is Offset and How Do I Measure It?

  • …this won't work correctly. Measuring offset is easier than you may think. If the wheel isn't stamped, simply refer to the diagram on the left. This can be done at home with minimal tools. Although the tire does not have to be dismounted from the wheel to measure, it's much easier if it…

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  • Tire Shaving Available at Tire Rack

  • …all four wheels and tires to spin at the same speed. When differences in tread depth occur, it changes a tire's rotational speed and can cause stress and strain on powertrain over time. In the event of a flat tire, it's important to measure the tread depth of the tires you wish to keep using…

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  • Tire Sizing

  • …is 70% as tall as the tire is wide. This is NOT an acutal measurement and means NOTHING without the first number. I get a number of calls from guys telling me that they want some 60 series or 50 series tires. I can't help these guys if they don't know how tall a tire they need for their…

  • Checking Tire Pressure

  • measure the tire pressure on the participants’ vehicles as they arrived for the hands-on driving school. And the results showed that only 59 of 280 tires checked were correctly inflated! For more information on checking tire pressure, read: “We’re Checking Who’s Checking Tire


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