The use of some of the problems and causes of the tire:
– Crowing of the tire cornering and stopping: Low air pressure
– The reduction of the steering control: Low air pressure, worn tires
– Over the shoulder of the tire wear Low air pressure, faulty wheel alignment, non-standard (large) wheels use
– Excessive tire wear in the middle of the floor, knocking, wobble: High air pressure, balansızlık, rim / mechanics me misalignment, non-standard (narrow) rims use
– Irregular wear: Bad wheel alignment
All tires T & RA and ETRTO set by international organizations such as; rim diameter, outer diameter, must comply with the standards set for parameters such as section width.
1 – (175) Nominal Section Width (mm): fitted in accordance with the relevant wheel and the large distance between the outsides of the cheeks with air-inflated tires (except relief is written) is the nominal representation in millimeters. Measuring the width of the cross section may be different from the nominal value of the section printed on the tires.
2 – (70) Section Ratio: is the ratio as a percentage of the section height to the section width. Section ratio decreases, the tire section (cheek) height is reduced. (60, 70 series …)
3 – (R) Radial Tire
4 – (13) Rim Diameter (inches)
5 – (82) Load Index: This is the maximum load to be carried by the tire at the specified speed limit.
6 – (T) vehicle tires Speed Symbol indicates the maximum speed limit will be able to carry the maximum load.
Name Above: Snow Tire Not, Winter Tires
Drivers now knows that winter tires on snow and not only when the air temperature, we need as soon as it drops below 7 ° C. Nor do we press the gas to move faster to be able to stop our vehicle, though more importantly we press the brake.
Air temperature drops below 7 ° C when they lose a portion of the mixture harden adhesive properties used in standard tires. However, thanks to the special winter tires dough has a structure that protects the softness and toughness, even at temperatures below 0 ° C.
Under these circumstances, it is the need of heavy snowfall that winter tires to overcome several week period, are spread throughout the winter period. For example, the State Meteorological data in the average temperature of our city throughout the year, according to statistics released by the General Directorate of Ankara, starting from November remain below 7 ° until April.
Winter Tires – Summer Tires
Drivers no longer high, even if the tread depth of new tires or summer tires, though he knows they can not provide an adequate safety conditions in the winter purchase. The result is presented entirely to the taste of winter tires specially developed driver to the weather conditions.
If we summarize these changes in a rough table;
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Our drivers are no longer knows a cost of winter tires. It is also very expensive tires are not already, is only a small price difference compared to summer tires in question. This special tread compound suitable for winter conditions, the thickness of the back tires and used tires for safe driving stems from the structure of the additional material. However, preventing the possible loss of life and property, it is important to know a lot more in between small price. Let ultimately saving face greater losses then one would desire.
There will also be more clearly understood that much of a necessity than a cost factor given that covers a wide range of winter tires such as the average period of 5 months of winter tire usage requirements as mentioned above.
A point that should be noted here, in the structure of the softness of winter tires and provide the protection against the cold tires can wear more quickly on dry ground due to the silica raw material. That’s why winter tires should be replaced again with the warm weather with summer tires. In this way you will be able to maintain a longer tire life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Tires
– The only snow when winter tires should be used?
Air temperature drops below 7 ° C when they lose a portion of the mixture harden adhesive properties used in standard tires. So not only snow when winter tires, air temperature, we need to use as soon as it drops below 7 ° C.
– What are the advantages compared to standard tires to winter tires?
Thanks to the special mixture maintains the softness and grip in winter conditions.
Due to the special design provides extra traction on snowy surfaces.
Due to its high silica content ratio is more grip in the wet grass.
– Use only two winter tires enough?
Summer and winter tires grip performance is different from each other in terms of driving is not recommended for use at the same time control.
– Is there a need 4×4 vehicles of the use of winter tires?
4×4 are good moves on the snow surface, and stop at that, but not according to the rule of a single car in turn pulls the ice surface is also advisable to install winter tires on this vehicle.
– Is chains instead of winter tires available?
Use that chain damage the tires and mechanical parts required and must be used only for the shortest time possible. Excessive icing condition (glass ice), very steep and twisty mountain roads prone and similar cases use is recommended.
– How to tell whether a tire winter tire? What is the difference from other tires?
RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association – Tyre Manufacturers Association) can use the symbol of the tires left by providing standards for winter tires.
However, winter tires, we can also easily distinguished from the pattern. Ability to grip the road and drive to be better, tread design of winter tires are designed to be thin slats and large block.
– Is winter time in order to improve adhesion of the tire pressure is useful to reduce a few psi?
When the weather is very cold tire internal pressure drops 3-4 psi 1. On top of the winter to further reduce the tire pressure will shorten tire lifespan and will cause serious safety hazards as well. What is required is an optimum air pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer to maintain throughout the year.
– Can I use my existing wheels with my winter tires?
Sheet steel wheel rims, or he defined the aluminum alloy wheels is not a problem to use. But if the salt on the roads will accumulate salt layer is aluminum wheels against frost could damage the rims. So winter wheels must be cleaned more often.
– It does not cause winter tires uses more fuel?
By their very design of winter tires cause fuel consumption to more ground they hold better but the difference is not large enough to be detected by the driver. However, preventing the possible loss of life and property, it poses a much more important than minor differences in between.
– Winter tires are not expensive sturdy?
A small price differences compared to the standard tires to winter tires is the subject mentioned, this is due to the special nature of the development of suitable tires for safe driving in winter conditions. However, preventing the possible loss of life and property, it is important to know a lot more in between small price.
– A sturdy all winter tires?
Our choice of winter tires may vary depending on the climatic characteristics of the region and road conditions we use our car. However, the main distinguishing between each other winter tires is technological know-how that underlie the structural properties.
– The shelf life of winter tires and how much?
First of all I must say that, because of lack of use and storage conditions just by looking at many variables to give precise information about the history of tire production life of the tire is not true.
Recognizing the need, the minimum tread depth of at least 4 mm to 1.6 mm tread depth of winter tires even though the standard for winter tires are recommended.
However, jatma (Japanese Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association) According to the description used for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles or used (including the spare-spare) after the date of production of tires for ten (10) has not yet reached the age, no visible damage or disfigurement not use or have sufficient tread depth may seem to be even replaced with new ones.
– Can I use winter tires in summer?
Winter tires should be replaced with summer tires with warm weather and type should be used. Otherwise; rapid wear can problems such as increased fuel consumption and increased volume.
– Where tires were changed, how should it be stored?
Tires to be stored together with the wheels can be stored on top italics. If they are to be stored in an upright manner JANTSA and be positioned side by side. Here the aim is to prevent the deformation of the tire.
In addition, tires that are not possible light to be stored in dry and warm environment, shall be retained without touching the ground.
However, many tire dealers now also offers custody services to clients tires. Winter tires are stored during the summer by providing all the necessary conditions, switch to winter tires when the time comes after the assembly process are kept in the same conditions this time of winter tires.