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What a tire does

2017.09.18 13

The most basic, essential function of a tire is to protect the wheel on which it is mounted from wear and tear. Of course there are several other vital functions performed beyond that, such as dampening the vibrations caused by irregular surfaces over which the wheel passes and to enhance traction and control characteristics for the vehicle using them, however, some of these additional functions depend on the type of vehicle and even specific applications in which the tires are used. Examples of this are the differing requirements of tires used on racing cars as opposed to those used on tractors or airplanes.