29 Apr

Frequently asked questions about tires and wheels (I)

When we talk about tires and wheels, a whole world opens in front of us. These are some of the most important components of a car on which driver and passenger safety is directly dependent.

That is why the subject has generated over time a series of user curiosities that we will take over and discuss in this article. If you are curious to join us in the fascinating world of tires and wheels, read on to what we have prepared!

Frequently asked questions about tires and wheels

#1 Why are there winter and summer tires?

To meet the conditions of different seasons and to drive safely, there are special tires that we use in winter, resistant to dampness, slippery road, snow and snow and summer tires or anvelope de vara for dry roads, wear-resistant and road-resistant hot.

#2 What do they choose: alloy wheels or steel wheels?

Choosing the right rims depends on your needs and the expectations of your car. Alloy wheels are lighter and cool faster, being useful for long roads, and steel rims are heavier, cheaper to find on off-road cars or those weighing heavier.

#3 How do I read the symbols on a tire?

Every car tire set has an inscription that must be read correctly by the driver. It contains a set of letters and numbers that symbolize the following, in the order in which they are written: Manufacturer, model name, tire model, width in mm, section height-width ratio, whether the tire is radial or not, diameter, load index, the speed index.

There may also be other markings on the tire.

#4 What is and how do you measure tire pressure?

Tire pressure is one of the factors that influence the adhesion of a tire and, in the International Measurement System, is calculated in Pascal units. Pressure is the maximum recommended air force in the tire for its smooth movement.

It is checked only at service stations, service stations, or vulcanizations. You can not check it yourself, at home, without the help of a specialist.

#5 How are tires manufactured?

Tires have a long history since Europe in 1818. They are made of rubber, synthetic cable, textile or kevlar, and steel wires on a mechanical drum formed by a rotating cylinder. They are manufactured by a five-step procedure, from the application of a self-adhesive synthetic rubber sheet to an individual drum, the addition of a structure made of textile and rubber cables and other components until the tread is fitted and removed drum for moving into the vulcanization mold.

Check out this Michelin article about how are tires made.

#6 Why wear tires?

When it comes to tires and wheels, we talk about products that have a limited lifetime and wear out over time, depending on the intensity of their use. The most common causes of tire wear are: aggressive and sporty driving, rare tire changes (once a year), tire selection without taking into account what the label says, the directional distortion and long-term use (over 5 years) without being changed with new ones.

#7 What are retreaded tires?

The retreaded tires are used tires that have been refurbished by adding a new rubber layer to the damaged one. They are a cheap alternative but their effectiveness is questionable.

We hope these questions have satisfied some of your curiosities about tires and wheels! However, we know you may have more questions and that is why we promise that we will continue with the second part of this article!

Read the second part of this article: Frequently Asked Questions about tires and wheels (II)

Meanwhile, we wish you a safe drive and dry roads!

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