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While tires might visually look similar to the untrained eye, there are important differences. Tires are a highly technical, advanced product that must meet stringent standards of safety and performance. Selecting the correct tire for your own vehicle improves safety, durability and gas mileage.
The tires on a passenger car, SUV, truck or jeep are required to meet the specifications of the manufacturer that are measured as speed and load ratings. This allows your vehicle to brake, travel and accelerate within the performance guidelines of the vehicle manufacturer. Speed and Load ratings are tested and assigned according to the Department of Transportation (DOT),
Tire maintenance is imperative for safe vehicle operation. You can avoid hazardous conditions and even accidents by familiarizing yourself with the signs of tire wear and damage.
Normal wear of tires is caused by friction from contact with road surfaces. When tire tread becomes too shallow, driving can become dangerous.
Other contributing factors to tire wear are under-inflation, overload, improper wheel alignment and road debris (as shown here).
Take the time to learn more about the dangers of driving on aged tires. Better yet, stop by Tilly Mill Goodyear Auto Center and let a highly trained Goodyear technician evaluate your needs for prevention and safety.