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How Do You Test Car Tires for Safety?

There are several testing criteria that a car tire must meet before it is deemed to be safe for use. The tire must meet standards for wear and durability and it must be capable of maintaining its integrity at certain...

Tires for AWD vs 4WD vs FWD vs RWD

Many people don't think much about their tires unless they happen to go flat when they are trying to get somewhere. With a bit of forethought, though, you can avoid ending up with that unexpected problem tire when you...

What’s in a Run Flat Tire?

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According to the NHTSA, in the United States alone it’s estimated that seven motorists experience flat tires each second, which equates to about 220 million flat tires each year. Furthermore, it’s estimated that...

Tire Tread Depth for Dummies

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Measuring the tread depth of your tires is an important safety precaution for vehicle owners to take. Ensuring that you have sufficient tread on your tires decreases the likelihood of your tires failing and causing an...

Tire Speed Ratings 101

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On the side of your tires you will see several markings. These include the recommended tire inflation pressure, the size of your tires, and your tires’ speed rating and load rating. Understanding what these numbers...

Can Good Tires Prevent Accidents?

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it's estimated that tire failure is responsible for about 11,000 auto accidents per year. Now while many of these accidents surely involve common...

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