The ability of a tire to respond to steering inputs and to external forces.
The edge of a tire, which is often a round hop of steel wire. Tires need to maintain proper air pressure to keep the tire bead in its place.
The distribution of weight within a tire. If the wheels of a car are unbalanced, it can cause vibrating that usually increases with speed.
This type of tire is meant to perform well all year long. All-season tires have specific treads meant for mud, snow, and rain.
An adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension, which connects the vehicle to its wheels. Proper alignment can improve how the tires make contact with the road.
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.
Tire installation is a procedure best performed by a professional. First, the old tire is removed from the wheel. Then a machine is used to spin the tires on the wheel as the tire is moved into place on the wheel. Finally, the tires are brought to the proper air pressure.
A tire alignment describes an adjustment to a vehicle’s suspension, which connects a vehicle to the wheels. An alignment is not an adjustment to the tires or wheels.