We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: If you live where there is serious winter, you really need to consider winter tires on your daily driver. Yes, even if you have all-wheel drive. Yes, even if it clearly says “ALL seasons” right there on the receipt from the tire store. It just makes good sense.
Tire technology has come a long way since the Ford Model T first rolled out of the factory in 1908. Modern tires are not only different in dimension, compound, and overall structure, but they’re also a different color. That’s because early tires were white, and only around World War I did they turn black. Here’s why.
Older cars from the early 20th century typically didn’t ride very smooth. Not only were the bodies basically just a bunch of wood or metal pieces harshly joined together and the suspension setups rudimentary, but the rigid structure of the tires also made the bumps and vibrations even worse. Now Pirelli is looking to…
It’s about that time of year when most people start thinking about shopping for winter tires in preparation for the cold and snowy months. We’ve written about the importance of winter tires before, but here’s how you can decide what size tire to buy.
HONNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKK!!!! Phwoosh phwoosh phwoosh. Cars were whizzing past, so close that you could feel even small economy hatchbacks as they sped on by. I was on the side of a major highway, with barely any shoulder to speak of, and my car couldn’t move. I had a flat tire, and my first call was to 911.
Have your eye on a set of nice summer tires but don’t know the pros and cons of each? There’s “ultra high performance,” “extreme performance” and “max performance” for a start, all of which seem to mean the same thing. Well, there are a few ways you can figure out which are the best for you. Reading reviews is one way…
U.S. regulators want to find out which Goodyear officials were involved in assessing a possible defect in an RV tire that’s linked to at least 10 deaths and dozens of injuries. Newly-released documents obtained by Jalopnik provide an answer for Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer: he personally approved settlements of cases…
Tires! They’re one of the most important aspects of your car, so buying the right set for the right situation is extremely important. What are your best tips for buying tires?
There are a lot of things that you and I argue about on this website every day, but the universal belief is that everyone needs a good set of tires. They are one of the most important aspects of your car. Especially when it comes to track days.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into an allegedly defective Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. RV tire that’s linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths.
One thing that people like to do when modding their cars is to slap on some wider tires. It makes logical sense. More tire contact with the ground means more usable grip. But it’s not always that simple.
Big, beautiful all-terrain tires are key component of any off-road build, as they add ground clearance and traction. Plus, they look awesome. But they’re also going to cost you some performance, and you can see exactly how much in this dyno test.
There isn’t a single alternate universe out there where making a tire out of plastic coke bottles should work, but that’s what makes this strange Russian car experiment so fascinating. I know it won’t work, but I can’t look away. I want to see how and when it will fail, and the results deliver.
One of my favorite camera views in racing is the tire view that shows big Formula One tires flex and wobble through turns and over curbs. Thankfully, the amateur version of this is just as fascinating. Look at how much these Oldsmobile white walls flex at an autocross!
Look at almost any new car or SUV on the market today and you’ll find advanced safety features devoted to preventing accidents. Technology has come a long way since the invention of the automobile, but too many folks are neglecting one of that most basic of automotive safety components—the tires.
Russian YouTube channel Garage 54 exists in a magic place somewhere between Mythbusters and The Red Green Show, where cars are subject of delightfully sketchy experiments. Take this attempt to run concrete instead of air in their tires, for example. I mean, roads are made of concrete. Why not tires?
Police in Lancashire, England, recently pulled over a Vauxhall Signum that was, uh, missing its passenger-side front tire. It’s very understandable, as these things are easy to overlook and hard to notice. The driver was thoughtful enough to use a turn signal when changing lanes, though, in video captured by a…
If you’re anything like me—and heaven help you if you’re too much like me—buying tires for your car is a tedious chore you’d rather get over with as quickly as possible. It must have shown on my face then, recently, when the guy behind the counter at the tire store said, “And you’ll want those new tires siped, right?”…