Tire's main functions
The tires are one of the important parts of your car. They are always in motion and are always contacting with asphalt or ground thus they should deliver the necessary comfort to the driver and passengers, regardless of weather and road conditions. The tires are designed to provide effective braking or acceleration, regardless of the quality of the road and weather conditions.
Based on these functions, any tire must perform several tasks: absorption or cushioning (together with the suspension), transmitting (energy of the engine, rolling, acceleration, braking), long-time serving, guiding, rolling (on any surface), carrying the weight of the car.
- Rolling on any surface. The tires are designed to keep their working characteristics on the roads of any type and with any conditions as well as in all temperatures (from +50 deg to -50 deg).
- Direction and trajectory. The tire should ensure the vehicle stability on any trajectory and in any conditions. It means that the tire should properly withstand all the loads coming from road, weather and car itself.
- The tire must work a long time. The average lifetime of a tire is about 4 years, but again, it all depends on your driving style, the technical state of the car, the roads, the wheel adjustment, tire pressure, etc. The working pressure is one of the most important indicators in the life of car tires.
- Carrying car weight. The tire should carry the vehicle weight by withstanding in the same time the road surface impact. Therewith any tire is subjected to more than 20 000 000 deformations and loads during its life cycle.