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  • High perfomance summer tires - when only the best will do
    Question: I own a 2002 Porsche Boxster, and I'm in the market for some high performance tires for the summer. I live in Phoenix, and the streets are usually hot and dry. What perfomance tires are top rated and worth looking at for my Porsche?
    Author: David Parker - Date: June 24, 2006

  • Dunlop Winter Sports M3 Tires: legs for the quick cars
    Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 tires are designed to run and perform on dry and snow covered roads alike. The special silica based tread compound gives protection in cold temperature. The tire’s directional tread design takes sufficient stride on wet and snow covered slushy roads. The high-density lateral crisscross stripes and self-regulating tread blocks on the edges provide good grip in even 4 to 12 inches of snow depth. Also, these winter radial tires from Dunlop feature blackwall styling and are available in 65, 60, 55 and 45 series, T, H or V-speed rated sizes for 15-18 inch diameter wheels.
    Author: David Parker - Date: May 14, 2006

  • Bridgestone Blizzak Tires, useful during winter
    Bridgestone Blizzak tires were made in Japan in 1988. These stud-less snow tires are for exclusive use in the winter season. The most popular models are the Blizzak WS-50, Blizzak MZ-01 and 02 and Bridgestone Winter Dueler DM-Z2, which are sized for light trucks and SUV’s and are widely known as “The Ice Grippers”. The Blizzak W965 and Blizzak MZ-03 run-flat tires were introduced for commercial light trucks and are respected by their patrons.
    Author: Ali - Date: March 18, 2005

  • New Tire Sizes — To Meet Every Requirement
    When you decide to purchase new tires for your vehicle you should know about new tire sizes. Due to increasing market demand and introduction of latest special purpose vehicles different tire sizes are required. Every vehicle has a different tires size as on most passenger cars and light trucks, the size looks something like this: 205/70R15. On imports and smaller cars it may look like: 185SR14. On larger pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles, it may look something like 31x10.5R15. These size specifications regarding a new tire size are mostly found the tires themselves and in your vehicle manual as well.
    Author: David Parker - Date: February 19, 2006

  • Passenger Car Tires — For Comfortable Drive
    Passenger car tires play an important role in day-to-day life because, as most people have to drive their cars to and from work, five days a week, all year, and in many different weather conditions. We all admit that safety, reliability and smooth rides are a few of the most essential factors in a passenger car tire for automobiles. The majority of these tires are all-season or all-weather tires for better vehicle traction and control. In such conditions, tires of passenger vehicle require more enhancements to handle almost everything. This kind of driving has special needs such as low tire noise so you can hear traffic reports and CDs, a smooth vehicle ride to keep your drink in place, and good all-weather vehicle traction for those rainy and snowy days.
    Author: David Parker - Date: February 26, 2006

  • In-Wheel Motor Systems — For More Controlled Ride
    In-wheel motor systems are nothing but drive systems that use motors installed inside vehicle wheels. These motor systems are much better in performance and control than their predecessors. In year 2004, tire leader Bridgestone introduced a revolutionary new dynamic-damping system which improves the performance of electric vehicles. This technology uses the motor to offset vibration from the road and tires, which improves handling and comfort in electric vehicles. Bridgestone’s dynamic-damping system overcomes disadvantages of existing in-wheel motor system that has limited the applicability of those systems due to increased weight and less controlling power.
    Author: David Parker - Date: March 12, 2006

  • Noise Reducing Wheels — For Silent Riding
    Noise reducing wheels are used frequently in vehicles because of the increased demand of quieter and smoother automobiles by consumers. Thanks to advanced engineering capabilities and improvements in materials technologies, what used to be thought of as an uncontrollable source of unwanted sound, is now fair game in the quest to reduce interior noise and sounds. From the front and side windshields, to tire wells and the engine compartment itself, nothing has been left unexplored when it comes to finding new ways to ensure a quieter and sound free driving experience.
    Author: David Parker - Date: March 19, 2006

  • Extended Life Tires — Extra Long Life Tires
    Extended life tires, sometimes also called as EL tires, are those tires which have better tread design and specially formulated rubber compound and chemicals to combat any adverse road conditions. On one hand they provide better safety and traction on road, while on other they provide the true value to the customers as there is less wear and tear and less maintenance. There are many tire manufacturers who provide extended or prolonged life tires for almost every vehicle especially passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. For example, Firestone Agricultural Tire Division has introduced an innovative new line of extended life tires with prolonged tread wear. The Super All Traction II 23º features many of the benefits of a radial tire in a bias tire construction. The Super All Traction II 23º will be positioned to replace the popular Firestone Traction Field and Road line that has been a staple of the industry for many years.
    Author: David Parker - Date: April 9, 2006

  • Premium Touring Tires—For Better Handling
    Premium touring tires are true friends of any avid traveler, on and off the road. There are many companies which provide quality long lasting, all season and high performance touring tires. For example, if you want smooth and comfortable ride, excellent wear and better performance high quality tires, then Nitto's new premium touring NT 460 is an excellent choice. Add to that its all-season versatility and quiet road manners and you will see why it's one of today's most popular designs. This premium touring tire has many great features which make this tire a top choice. This high end tire has many features, such as quality tread patterns and great handling in bad weather for racing.
    Author: David Parker - Date: April 16, 2006

  • Pneumatic Tire Changers — Make Tire Changing Easy & Fun
    When you talk about pneumatic tire changers they are the fantastic tools to help you during the tire changing process. Some tire changers have exclusive features operate in unison to easily and safely change the world’s toughest new performance tires and wheels. It is the professional’s “standard,” specified and field-proven by car and tire manufacturers, service shops and racing teams. Pneumatic tire changer contains many benefits such as it can change the toughest tire quickly, no more hassles and low damage rate during air changing process. The air-driven assistance based upon the pneumatic technology helps a single operator change low profile tires, run flats and other performance tires with extremely stiff sidewalls.
    Author: David Parker - Date: July 10, 2005

  • Winter Weather Tires — Rock On The Ice Easily
    Winter weather tires are specially manufactured and designed for cold winter season when you face problems with other tires. In winter weather when roads are covered with snow ordinary tires lose their flexibility and that’s why they lose grip on the road. To help in this pursuit, winter weather tire is designed with special rubber compound and special tread. This tire remains flexible in snowy, cold weather and lets you in control every condition to ensure better safety.
    Author: David Parker - Date: July 17, 2005

  • Tire Inflation — The easiest way to increase your fuel economy
    Proper tire inflation is the specified air pressure given by a carmaker for a certain tire on a specific vehicle. This pressure specification should not be confused with a tire's maximum pressure, which is usually listed on the tire's sidewall. Correct inflation is critical for safe driving and fuel efficiency, but many passenger and light truck vehicles operate with under or over-inflated tires. Approximately, ninety-five per cent (95%) of a vehicle's weight is supported by the tire air pressure, with the tire supporting just 5%, making correct inflation a critical part of a tire's ability to perform. Tire inflation also has a strong impact on tread life (extra heat being generated at low inflation pressure). Tires may be significantly under or over-inflated, yet you may not be able to tell just by looking at them, so correct inflation pressure should be measured using some reliable gauge.
    Author: David Parker - Date: July 24, 2005

  • Online Tire Sales — Tire Purchasing Made Easy
    Online tire sales is comparatively new concept, but during last few years this concept has gained much attention world over due to obvious reasons. Unquestionably, tires are one of the hottest item in the market and just like other commodities they are sold on the internet. An Online tire sale offers a variety of retail products and services to enhance your vehicle's performance. In online tire retail sites, there are few top names such as Delticom, Dayton Tire Sales,, and
    Author: David Parker - Date: October 2, 2005

  • Michelin Revolutionary Tires — The Most Wonderful Tires
    In the series of Michelin revolutionary tires, its airless tire called Tweel is the most wonderful tire. More than 100 years after putting the first inflatable tires on a car, the world's largest tire maker Michelin has developed a new revolutionary tire and wheel combination (Tweel) that can't blow out or go flat in absence of air. This Michelin revolutionary tire is a specially designed air-less tire that consists of tread, sheer band, deformable wheel and flexible spokes. Its innovative hub and new flexible spoke design replaces the need for air pressure and not only this, but also allows some vehicles the ability to climb stairs and navigate most difficult and uneven terrain. This truly innovative tire has fewer components than a pneumatic tire, is immune to nails or a knife, and the tread lasts two to three times longer, according to the company.
    Author: David Parker - Date: October 9, 2005

  • Winter Tire Facts — Some Points To Keep In Mind
    Winter tire facts are nothing but safety tips and facts associated with winter season when roads are covered with heavy snow and tires have less traction and thereby poor grip on the road. For better vehicle safety, handling and performance in winter season when roads are covered with snow and ice, all we need are two pairs of winter tires. Apart from selecting these tires, the next important facts are that whether your tires are new or old, don’t let the cold weather or ice deter you from monitoring tire pressure at least once a month. You can use all season tires all year, but the most important winter tire fact is that if you live in an area with a lot of snowfall where roads are covered with snow, it may be beneficial to use specially designed winter tires only. Winter tires have a more aggressive tread that will get more traction in snow and on ice than regular all-season tires. Putting winter tires on all four wheels is the preferred choice instead of putting just two tires, because every tire has its own importance. Let’s see some more information about winter facts below.
    Author: David Parker - Date: November 13, 2005

  • Vehicle Tire Safety — Ensure Your Safe Journey
    Vehicle tire safety awareness has increased significantly during the past few years partly because of the tragic loss of life that has been linked to defective tires. Approximately 95% of the total load of the car is on tires and tires play an important role in driving, cornering and even braking. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against various tire companies such as Bridgestone/Firestone because of the problem of tread separation with their car tires. Vehicle tires safety will continue to be in the news whether the story concerns lawsuits tire safety advocacy groups, or the government's campaign to improve tire safety.
    Author: David Parker - Date: January 8, 2006

  • Synthetic Tire Rubber — Perfect Solution To The Future Need
    During the last few years synthetic tire rubber is in demand as the sources of natural rubber are limited, so we have to increase our dependency in synthetic rubber compounds. Moreover, synthetic rubber is more durable and can be modified according to your exact driving condition. We know rubber is the first most valuable and important compound of tires. Due to heavy demands, the natural rubber prices are accelerating like anything, so companies are devising new rubber compounds to meet the demand. By keeping this fact in mind Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is looking to "tap" into several new proprietary synthetic and man-made rubber products that could help the company reduce its natural rubber dependency by as much as 15 percent over the next few years. Synthetic tires rubber is as good as natural rubber and sometimes more durable as compared to natural rubber compounds.
    Author: David Parker - Date: January 15, 2006

  • Maintaining Tires — For Better Safety And Long Life
    Maintaining tires properly is essential for better safety and increased performance. Contrary to the popular belief, maintaining a tire is not a rocket science or space operation, but if taken few points in mind it is as simple as counting 1-2-3. All you need for to do for maintenance is to check air pressure and examine for damages.
    Author: David Parker - Date: February 12, 2006

  • Look no further than BF Goodrich all Terrain Tires
    BF Goodrich All Terrain tires were introduced back in 1993. They instantly became a hot favorite for the rock crawling fraternity of four wheelers. These tires are beyond comparison and have been successfully leading the industry with exceptional road performance.
    Author: David Parker - Date: March 9, 2005

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