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Ever wonder what makes a Continental all-season tire different than a General all-season tire? How about what makes this year’s version of a tire different than its predecessor, released two years ago? When it comes to differences between tires, there’s more to consider than you can see.
Before talking about what you can’t see, however, there’s a difference you can see: tread. A tire’s tread has carefully measured grooves to make it perform well in certain weather and/or road conditions. Tires that excel in rain, for example, have a design that’s been proven effective at channeling water out. Similarly, an all-terrain tire must have a tread pattern that provides the traction its driver needs in off-road applications.
But tread is only one part of what makes tires different from one-another. What you can’t see, the tire’s construction, is the other part. Construction is why knock off tires don’t deliver the same performance as the original brand, even if the tread pattern is similar or identical. A manufacturer determines what goes into each tire. Often, performance benefits in one area will mean sacrifices in another. Construction is part of what determines a tire’s durability and life.
Testing is an important part of the tire design process, and manufacturers are constantly adding to their portfolios using the latest in tire technology. You can find many of the latest tires from trusted brands at Froesel Tire in St. Louis. Get started online now or visit us today.
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