Tires are your vehicles ONLY contact with the road. That’s why they are so important to the ride, steering, braking and otherwise control of your vehicle as you move down the road. Tires with a low-profile may look cool, but are much more likely to fail when hitting a pothole or brushing a curb. They will also ride rougher than tires with a proper sidewall, but they do increase the size of the contact your vehicle has with the ground. Whatever your driving need, there’s a tire to fit both your style and your budget.
Treadwear is the most common area of tire failure, but keep in mind that tires are constructed of multiple belts of rubber, steel, nylon, or Teflon. Belts can fail at any time, and it is most likely after hitting a pothole or some other kind of road hazard. The key to long life with any tire is to keep it inflated to the proper level at all times, which may change depending upon your load or the ambient temperature.
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