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How to choose suitable tires for your car

a121213332Tire is one component that plays a very vital for a vehicle, in this case the car. We can imagine what would happen if one of the tires we have problems, of course, is not only uncomfortable, but also can endanger lives. In many cases, consumers are often confused when choosing the right tires for their cars. They confuse the type that fits their needs. Even though it looks easy, but the process of choosing a tire requires foresight and a little knowledge, at least consumers should be able to read the language code stamped on a tire product.

Below are the code and terminology of tires that can be used to help find the right tire for our car:

1. Type and size: Type and size of tires those are recommended for our cars are generally listed on the placard on the door or drawer, behind the fuel tank cap or on the instructions for use. For example, a tire with the code P195 / 55 / R15 84V. The letter ‘P’ stands for Passenger which means that the tire is designed for passenger cars. In addition there are LT (Light Truck), ST (special trailer) and T which means Temporary or spare tire. The letter ‘R’ means that is the radial tire. For the size, we have to consider carefully because if you choose and use a smaller size or larger than the size of the wheels, the tires cannot be installed. Size is symbolized by figure behind the letter ‘R’.

2. The width of the tire: We also must consider carefully the width of the tire. The wider the tire, the traction will be better, and vice versa, however, the width of the tire that will affect the acceleration.

3. The tread pattern: In addition to width, tread patterns will also affect the traction and acceleration. Normal groove generally have a fairly good level of comfort, but if we live in a wet area which has high rainfall, it is advisable to choose tires with a V groove because it can provide better traction when moving through a puddle.

4. Profile: Tires with a thin profile is very risky when used to traverse the poor roads because the wheels will be broken easily. Therefore, manufacturers of car makers generally put up tires with thick profiles.