Posted on: 27 July 2017
Many individuals are doing themselves a disservice when they are not utilizing all the technology and engineering that goes behind specialized tires. The most dangerous thing that an average person does each day is getting in their vehicle and driving. One of the biggest aspects of driving safely are the four tires that are in contact with the ground. The tires are what causes the friction to make your car go. However, often a loss of control can come from a tire or tires not performing properly. Here are a few different aspects of specialty tires that you should know about:
Different types of rubber go into building different types of tires, and the rubber that is used in a summer tire is a very hard rubber. The rubber is durable, and will often last a very long time. However, one modern engineering marvel is that the outer portion of the rubber will heat up. When the rubber heats up it will become a little bit sticky, and this will actually increase the friction of your tires just enough to give you more control over your car on those normal hot days.
The rubber used building winter tires are going to be much softer than the hard rubber used for summer tires. If you wonder why, just think about the traction of a rubber hockey puck. So, soft rubber is used for winter tires. Often the rubber is going to be infused with tiny crystals of silicone to give your car traction when it is driving in those icy and snowy conditions. If you have ever driven in the snow or ice with bad tires you understand just how easy it is to lose control over your vehicle. When winter is coming do yourself a favor and get tires that are engineered specifically to give you traction in those hostile conditions.
If you are going to be taking a vehicle off roading, then you are going to want to put off-road tires on your vehicle. These tires are made from softer rubber, but it is the design of the tread that makes them so unique. They will often have very deep wide tread that allows for the gripping of unconsolidated sediment. The wide tread allows the velocity of the tire spinning to throw the loose sediment out of the tire. This is the best way to have the greatest amount of traction when off-roading.
Contact a local tire shop for more information and assistance.Share