Understanding the Anatomy of a Tire Tread

Understanding the Anatomy of a Tire Tread

There’s a lot more to a tire than meets the eye. The treads are comprised of several different components that, together, maximize traction and make for a smoother ride. As a driver, you should know what certain parts do. This knowledge can help you when choosing a new set of tires for your vehicle. This […]

How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire

How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire

When one of our car’s tires goes flat, we tend to think that switching it out for the spare fixes the problem. But while this gets you out of immediate trouble, it’s important to remember that spares don’t possess the same longevity that standard vehicle tires do. In fact, they aren’t meant to be used […]

The Main Causes of Tire Cupping

The Main Causes of Tire Cupping

Cupping is a form of wear that causes several large, uneven divots to develop along the tire’s tread. This damage makes the surface of the tire incredibly bumpy, which—if severe enough—can start affecting the tire’s overall performance. Fortunately, tire cupping can be prevented through maintenance. It’s crucial that you know what to look for so […]

The Different Types of Tire Wear

The Different Types of Tire Wear

It’s a fact that as long as your vehicle’s tires are in use, they’re sustaining consistent damage that’ll make them less effective over time. As such, at some point they’ll need to be replaced. However, what’s lesser known is that tire wear comes in many forms—and some of them can be mitigated with the proper […]