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When you’re shopping for tires, you might come across some terms you don’t recognize. Whether it’s a new technology or an unfamiliar tire term, TreadHunter is here to help.

Bead

Tires that are built provide good performance all year round. The Rubber Manufacturer’s Association defines the specifications for all-season tires. All-season tires have a MS, M/S, or M&S mark on the sidewall, meaning that they are suitable for use in mud and snow.

Balancing

Adjusting the vehicle’s wheels, steering, and suspension components to manufacturer’s specifications. When wheels are in alignment, they are in the optimal position relative to the road and each other. Impacts like driving over a curb or hitting a pothole can cause misalignment.

All-Season Tires

Tires that are built to provide good performance all year round. The Rubber Manufacturer’s Association defines the specifications for all-season tires. All-season tires have a MS, M/S, or M&S mark on the sidewall, meaning that they are suitable for use in mud and snow.

Alignment

Adjusting the vehicle’s wheels, steering, and suspension components to manufacturer’s specifications. When wheels are in alignment, they are in the optimal position relative to the road and each other. Impacts like driving over a curb or hitting a pothole can cause misalignment.