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Tire sizes and ratings: What do letters and numbers mean?

Your tire sidewalls have a lot of information to tell you. Here's how to decode what it means

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Save up to $200 on tires with these Tire Rack deals

We've got deals on Goodyear, Bridgestone, Cooper and more

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Tire Rack has started rolling out the spring deals

Get up to $200 back on select tire purchases

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Cut-rate tires from Asia harming U.S. industry, trade commission rules

$4.4 billion in tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Official
Pirelli launches first tires certified by Forest Stewardship Council

They are designed for BMW's X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model

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Pirelli shares how it designs tires in the midst of a pandemic

High-tech simulations replace lots of on-road testing

When the coronavirus pandemic forced Italian tyremaker Pirelli to temporarily shut its factories in March, R&D chief Pierangelo Misani needed a rapid rethink. With a new range of products due to be launched by early next year at the latest, Misani scrambled technicians and IT teams to get more research and development shifted online so locked down engineers could test materials and tyres virtually. The pandemic has disrupted production and sales for tyremakers worldwide - Pirelli's r

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Bridgestone plans to introduce airless tires on commercial vehicles, bicycles

First up are airless-tire bicycle at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

ETC
Airless tire makers hope for breakout moment with autonomous driving

AVs could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tires.

Makers of airless tyres such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tyres in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving - and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis - could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tyres as greater usage of vehicles exposes them to more flat tyres. "In the past, a car would be driven about 20% of the time and s

Motorsports
The inside of an F1 tire is probably a lot thinner than you think

A YouTuber cut one in half to find out

A YouTuber cut one in half to find out.

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Goodyear rolls out home tire installation service aimed at millennials

Technicians will bring tires to you and install them on the spot

Technicians will bring tires to you and install them on the spot.

Geneva
Goodyear rolls out moss-filled tire that releases oxygen

Maybe they can get Sir Stirling Moss as their pitchman?

The Oxygene is a photosynthesis tire, 3D-printed, that makes electricity.

Ownership
How to store tires over the winter properly

Winter tire care tips from the experts.

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Green
GM commits to sustainable natural rubber for tires

Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, and Michelin will help lead the change to greener tires.

Transparency, labor rights, and preventing deforestation are keys to the initiative.

Green
Food waste is great for tires, say researchers

Eggshells and tomato skins make for more sustainable compounds.

These tires divert landfill waste while reducing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Official
The Dodge Demon's massive drag tires are just barely street legal

Custom tires cover 18- by 11-inch wheels.

We don't recommend wet weather driving.

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This scanner checks tire tread depth when you drive over it

What's the last time you checked the tread on your tires?

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