6

Three Types of Tires Exposed

Three types of tires exposed. I say exposed because in this lesson we are going to identify the types of tires according how they are made and how they will fit what you need for your car.

I thought when buying tires you just buy what you want but I come to realize that it’s not. In buying tires for your car there are considerations to think about and this is what I would like to expose and share with you this time.

When you buy your next set of tires, choosing the type of tire is very important.  You have to consider the following:

1) kind of driving you do
2) the maximum number of passengers you carry
3) heaviest cargo you carry
4) safety
5) tread life
6) appearance




Three Basic Types of Tires

1.  Bias-ply tires

a. they are the oldest type
b. less expensive
c. emits noised when driving
d. runs hotter at high speeds
e. less cornering ability
f.  satisfactory fuel economy
g. sufficient handling

Choosing Tire Type-Car Needs Bias ply tire

Bias Ply Tire

 

2.  Bias-belted tires

a.  lasts longer than bias-ply
b.  emits less noise when driving
c.  runs hotter at high speeds
d. less cornering ability
e. sufficient fuel economy
f.  sufficient handling

Choosing Tire Type-Car Needs Belted bias ply tire

Belted bias ply tire

3.  Radial tires

a.  longer tread life
b.  best handling
c. riding quality is superior
d. high-speed capacity
e. runs quieter
f.  reduced rolling resistance because of the belt
g. improved traction
h. resistance to cuts by glass, sharp metal objects, and other road hazards

Choosing Tire Type-Car Needs Radial Tire

Difference between bias ply tire and radial tire rotation

Choosing Tire Type-Car Needs Tire Rotation

 

Now, these are all images of cut tires to expose what is inside it. When you are going to buy there is no way you can determine these.  What would you do so you can buy your preferences on the tires type? 

The best thing is to ask the dealer regarding the type of tire you need.  Dealers are knowledgeable about the products they are selling because they are oriented to it.  That’s the very first thing we should do, to inquire about what we need and if they don’t know find another dealer that could give us the specific details of what we need.

 

admin

6 Comments

  1. Very informative and interesting. I learned a great deal, especially about tires. Thank you!
    The explanations were easy to read and understand, and the stories added a personal touch.
    I noticed a few typos, but nothing to worry about, I don’t think.
    One small problem I noticed was the pictures of the different vehicles didn’t always match the description being given.

    • Thank you Frank for your honest comment, I like it. I am happy that I have shared with you an idea which may guide you in your choice of tires for your own vehicle.

      Yeah, some images are not purely for Toyota.  The luxury cars are there and they are just an add on.  That can be stripped out.

      I hope you will come back next time for your reading.

  2. Thanks for your description regarding these three different types of tires, to be honest I never knew there was such a difference until reading your article.
    We have the Radial style however we’re finding today’s tires terrible for holding air.
    30 years ago I rarely filled the tires up with air but nowadays we visit the air pump once per month. Apparently according to our mechanic, the rims are the culprit causing the leaks leading us to having all 4 tires re-sealed but it’s made no difference to a couple of them.
    Do you find tires lose air more rapidly today?
    Thanks for the info,
    Simon.

    • There are only three causes of air leaks. One, a puncture on the tire; two, air escapes in between the tire and wheels; and three, air leaks in a valve stem. Tire defects can easily be determined by the vulcanizing shop. They just sook it into the water and they will know the problem. Water will never lie it will tell where the is escaping. If it’s between the tire and the wheel the water will tell. If you see there were no perforations on the wheels for sure the problem is in the tire. It’s either a puncture or on the stem.
      If none of those three were detected and still air leaks you better change next time the brand you are going to use.
      Thank you and I hope I’ve helped you, Simon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *