Car Tire

Are 10 year old tires safe?

Old tires are dangerous, regardless of tread depth. While there’s no federally sanctioned safety guidance on when a tire is too old to be safe, many carmakers recommend replacement at six years from the date of manufacture. An analysis of the used tire revealed that it was nearly 10 years old. Should I replace all …

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Whats is a torque on a wheel?

Torque is the unit of measurement for the twisting force that’s applied to a wheel nut. Mechanics will ensure that each wheel nut has been torqued to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications when first fitting a wheel. How do I calculate torque? To calculate load torque, multiply the force (F) by the distance away from the …

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Is a 275 tire wide?

275/30, 275/35, and 275/40 tires are all standardized with 9.5″ wide wheels with a diameter of 18/19″. Recommended width range is 9-11″ wide. What does a 35 inch tire mean? The 35 represents the aspect ratio of the tire or the sidewall’s height as a percentage of the tread width. This means the tire’s sidewall …

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