Safe driving and tire characteristics

 Tires are the only part of a vehicle that comes into direct contact with the road surface. Therefore, understanding how to use and maintain tires correctly, as well as understanding their characteristics, is essential for ensuring safe vehicle operation and prolonging tire lifespan while saving money.


Sidewall markings: There are several different markings on the sidewall of the tire. In addition to the brand and family name, they indicate the tire's specifications and characteristics, such as section width, aspect ratio, construction code, wheel diameter, load index, and speed rating.


Tire pressure: Tire pressure has a significant impact on the safety and economy of a vehicle. Therefore, it is crucial to regularly check tire pressure when the tires are cold.


Tire tread depth: Tread depth is a substantial safety factor. It has a significant impact on the vehicle's contact with the ground. When braking, the anti-lock braking system controls the wheels at the slip threshold, and water is collected. When the tire tread becomes saturated, the braking distance increases significantly.


Seasonal tire switching: Choosing the right seasonal tires is fundamental to safe driving. Use summer tires in the summer and winter tires in the winter. Brake distance, traction, and stability largely depend on the appropriate rubber compound used.


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