The tire pressure monitoring system warns you when a tire is low on tire pressure. A yellow horseshoe symbol with an exclamation point will appear on the dashboard of the car.


The act of cutting thin slits across the rubber surface of a tire to achieve better traction in wet or icy conditions.


Located between the tread surface and the bead. A sidewall provides stability and prevents air from escaping a tire.


The portion of the tread between the edge of the tread and the sidewall. It acts as more support and protection.

Run flat

A tire that is designed to drive even after it has been punctured. Run flat tires can drive up to 50 miles on average at a maximum speed of 50 mph.