Do you have a car? Then what tire are you using? There are many types of car tires for all locations. We will introduce you to four types of tires that you can use.
a four-season tire
It is a tire with a slightly lower compound response temperature than for summer, and a little sipe with fine patterns for traction on slightly snowy roads or on some muddy roads. Steer and handling are bad compared to summer tires because of the lack of block stiffness thanks to the siphon to cope with some snow and mud. The mileage is the longest, so the UTQG treadwear 400 is basic and sometimes has more than 700. Originally, the four seasons existed only this season, but all-weather tires, which were certified for snow performance since the mid-2000s, appeared in the 2010s.
a summer tire
Tires focused on performance on dry roads and wet roads in summer without considering the performance of cold weather such as snow and icy roads. High-performance tires are mostly summer tires. It is divided into extreme performance, Max performance, UHP, and touring.
A winter tire
It is a tire that uses silica, foam rubber, and zigzag-shaped sipe as much as possible to exert a grip on wet roads, snow, and icy roads at low temperatures. The M+S symbol seen in tires this season and the 3PMSF symbol, which certifies full-fledged winter performance that can be imprinted after passing the ASTM F1805 test, are engraved on the sidewall. UTQG treadwear is not imprinted. In summer, grip decreases, and wear becomes severe. Braking performance and high-speed driving ability are relatively poor. It is largely divided into Nordic/artic with an angled cavity and round alpine, and Nordic is classified into studs and studs according to the presence or absence of studs. Except for some Nordic tires, asymmetric patterns were the trend until the 2010s, but in the 2020s, V-shaped patterns, which play a role in digging up snow, are the trend.
an off-road tire
With the recent transformation of SUVs into the city center, regular passenger cars often use touring tires this season or slightly modified summer performance tires to suit high loads, and small SUVs also use passenger car tires. Winter tires, of course, often use or share slightly modified products from ordinary passenger cars. However, SUVs/pick-up trucks with traditional low gear often run on unpaved roads, so they still do not use passenger cars and tires for public use, but use dedicated tires. It is mainly divided into usage environment standards.
There are numerous types of tires available in the market. Now, it’s your turn to choose the tires you need for your car. Choose your tire and make it fire!