Facts About Tires

A genuine high-quality tire is much more than a piece of rubber; the result of meticulous development and thorough testing, it is a carefully prepared high-tech product involving a great degree of manual work, chemical and technical expertise, precision and high-quality raw materials. No wonder then, that it takes from two to four years of development work before a new tire hits the road.

Useful Tips for Tire Maintenance

Tires are the most important safety accessory on your car: they are the connection between you and the road surface. Tires will greatly affect safety and driving comfort. Ensure that your tires are in good condition and remember to maintain them.

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FAQ

FAQ about tires: sidewall markings, tire care, manufacturing and environmental issues.

Sidewall Markings

Tire size is the most important information given on the tire. The size designation is specified as a series of numbers and letters.

Tire Inflation Tips

Temperature has a significant impact on tire pressurisation. The temperature in a warm garage can be up to 30 ˚C higher than outside. If the tire pressure is measured inside, it will be too low for outside temperatures.

Production Process

The main raw materials of a tire are natural rubber, synthetic rubber, carbon black and oil. The share of rubber compounds in the total weight of a tire is more than 80%. The rest consists of various kinds of reinforcing materials.