The Tire Industry Gets a Nod for Going Green and Goodyear Leads the Way

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Every year, Newsweek Magazine ranks the “greenest” of the 500 largest corporations in the United States. The 2012 results might surprise you. Goodyear Tires & Rubber Company was tagged as the second greenest company in the automotive industry. Ford Motor Company came in #1 in the industry. When ranked against all 500 corporations across all industries, Goodyear was #74, a …

The Tire Industry Gets a Nod for Going Green and Goodyear Leads the Way was last modified: April 15th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

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The Tire Contact Patch – Where the Rubber Meets the Road

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Just a few inches of your tires touch the road at any given time. It’s as if your car is up on its toes. Those few inches are called the “contact patch”. You might be surprised to hear just how important those few inches are in determining how your car handles when driving. The contact patch is your car’s connection …

The Tire Contact Patch – Where the Rubber Meets the Road was last modified: April 15th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

Plus Sizing for Tires

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Plus sizing is a quick way to dress up your vehicle and to increase its ability to grip the road. Your vehicle comes with tires that have a certain diameter, a certain height. When you move into plus sizes, you keep the same tire height, but with wider tires and shorter, skinnier sidewalls. Notice in the diagram how the tire gets wider …

Plus Sizing for Tires was last modified: April 11th, 2016 by Tires-Easy

Run Flat Tires – What They Are and How They Work

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With run flat tires, you can punch a hole in your tire and keep on driving, but only for a while. During the next 50 miles, you must stop at a garage or a tire shop to repair or replace your tire. A run flat tire does pretty much what its name implies. These tires maintain their shape even when damaged. That …

Run Flat Tires – What They Are and How They Work was last modified: May 17th, 2017 by Tires-Easy

What’s The Big Deal About Original Equipment (OE) Tires

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All new vehicles come with Original Equipment (OE) tires, which were specifically chosen for your vehicle. Those tires were no random choice. Automotive engineers choose the right tire to compliment your vehicle for the best driving experience possible. When you replace the tires on your new vehicle, the manufacturer often recommends replacing them with the OE tires that were originally …

What’s The Big Deal About Original Equipment (OE) Tires was last modified: May 17th, 2017 by Tires-Easy