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  1. Tyre/Tire Markings! What do they mean?
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  2. Tyre/Tire Markings! What do they mean?

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Tyre/Tire Markings what do they mean and other tyre related data.
Someone in motor racing once said the most important thing on the car was the tyres it doesn't matter how much power you have or how good your suspension is, put on a poor tyre and you have a poor car.
If you look at F1 during the tyre wars era the tyres were the same spec but depending on the conditions hot, damp or wet and the tyre choice slick, inters and wets. Teams with one make of tyre would be quick with the wets on, yet teams on the other make would walk it in the dry.
The tyre is a critical part of the suspension, steering, transmission and brakes.
To understand a bit more about tyres it's useful to know what the sidewall markings mean, this book contains those meanings.
One of the most curious things will be the measurement of tyres with few exception the Rim Diameter is in Inches, the Aspect Ratio is a Percentage, the Width is in millimeters and a lot relative to a standard or Index!
Do you know when your Tire/Tyre was made? It's there in the markings, the year and the week.


Nik Handford
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I am a certified master mechanic in Michigan. I have seventeen state certificates, a diploma from a college in auto technology and two certificates in auto tech. I also hold a Bachelors degree from a major University and a degree in refrigeration. I know a little something about education, machines
and what is important to know about them. This little booklet will not tell you everything there is to know about tires! That said there is a whole lot of good information in this little book. If you buy it you should probably print it up and stick it in your glove box. There are a whole lot of mechanics out there who don't know all this information and it will cost you to come get me to go buy tires. Tire rack is good but you can't always wait three days for a tire. This little number should be required reading for all drivers and especially for anyone who thinks that he or she is a gear head!
If your looking for a basic knowledge book for tires this is it. This is a very good book to teach you what you need to know about tires and its fundamentals.
I think this is an interesting and informative book.

Here the numbers and codes on your tires are decoded which makes for a more informed decision when buying tires while listening to the seller.
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