Tread Matters: The Science Behind Tread Patterns
Have you ever wondered about the science behind a tread pattern? Why some tires have a lot of cuts, some are almost slick, some are asymmetric, and some are directional? The only contact a car has with the road is the tire so tread patterns play a critical role on how well the tire performs in different road conditions.
UTQG Ratings Unfurled
Today’s tires have so much information imprinted on their sidewalls (and labels) that reading all of it is like sitting down with a book. Part of the verbiage is the Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) ratings for treadwear, traction and temperature. But what exactly do those numbers and letters mean, where do they come from,