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  • Tread Patterns

  • …Symmetric Tread Patterns A symmetric tread pattern is the most common design. It features continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the tire’s entire tread face where both inboard and outboard halves feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns allow the use…

  • Tire Tread Direction

  • …the vehicle. If you have to substitute the tire for a different model, at least try to get the same tread design to ensure you receive the safest and best performance out of your vehicle. To gain a better understanding on the differences between tread designs, read "Tire Tread Patterns."

  • Funny Looking Tread? Or Ahead Of Its Time?

  • …crisp for an all-season tire. And at the same time, I found it to be a very comfortable and quiet tire. The tread pattern does look a bit odd, but it works very well. I would say this tire is ahead of its time, and I would look for other manufacturers to offer similar tread patterns in the future.

  • Directional Treads

  • …(Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction and incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire’s centerline. These point in the same direction resuin v-shaped tread blocks. These grooves…

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