Easy guide on how to read automotive tire patterns and maintenance guide,
this information pertains to all cars.
Automotive tires are made of flexible rubber which is vulcanized with wire and
fabric and support the load while braking and steering. All tires feature their
size, safety, load and air pressure information on the sidewall. Tires absorb impurities in the
road helping provide a smooth ride and are available in many different styles designed
for a variety of applications. Off-road vehicles tend to have a more aggressive tread
pattern with a reinforced sidewall. Trailer tires are generally bias ply, while
passenger car tires are a radial based construction.