Tires: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Without doubt, the most important — and by far the most ignored — safety component of any vehicle is its tires

Without doubt, the most important — and by far the most ignored — safety component of any vehicle is its tires. Four contact patches, the surface areas where the tires are in contact with the pavement, control how well the car handles, stops and accelerates because they provide the sole traction for the vehicle. A great deal is expected from our tires and the vehicle’s well being — not to mention our own — depends upon how well they do their job.

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