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  • On Tread Life

  • …traction performance and temperature capabilities. While not an exact science, these UTQG ratings can offer some insight into a tire. Let’s look at the UTQG’s treadwear ratings (e.g. 700 AA A) since it is one that consumers focus on. In theory, the larger the number, the longer the tread…

  • A Simple Guide to UTQG

  • …Temperature is basically a tire's ability to run at high speeds under load without melting or blowing up. They test it in a lab and see how hot it gets under load to see what speed the tire can withstand without failing due to overheating. My general rule of thumb for UTQG is unless you're…

  • What Does the UTQG Rating Mean?

  • …Touring both feature an 80,000-mile treadlife warranty. However, the UTQG rating on the Goodyear is 740, while the Continental is 600. Both tires offer the same treadlife expectancy but have different UTQG ratings. Shopping by UTQG number alone, when comparing multiple brands, isn't always…

  • 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…

  • March Madness Means Autocross Season is Coming!

  • …comeback victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. What a game! Many of us at Tire Rack can't wait to see how the Irish do this week in the Big Dance. And with March Madness here, you know what that means...autocross season is just around the corner. If you would rather zip around…

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  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…

  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…

  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…

  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…

  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…

  • Review of: Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

  • …guess it%27s true you get what you pay for, however, with a UTQG rating of 500 AA and a 60,000 mile warranty, I expected more than 12K miles before they hit the wear bars. The tires were rotated every 3,750 miles at each oil change and the set that has been on the rear twice is at the wear bars and…


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