Tires

 
Michelin Tweel is available for use on UTVs

The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available for UTVs

The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire. Michelin has been developing its Tweel for over 10 years and first launched a commercial version six years ago for skid steer... read more

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2018 BMW M5's custom Pirelli tires

Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Summer tires vs winter tires in cold and dry temperatures

Do winter tires help when it's dry and cold?

For those who reside in snowy and icy climates, winter tires are often the go-to patches of rubber to ensure optimal performance. However, the U.S. has plenty of areas that... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota eyes airless tires for future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Pirelli Collezione tires for vintage European sports cars

Pirelli releases reborn and modernized tires for 1950s to 1970s European sports cars

Tires, though often overlooked, can make or break a car. Much of a car's character can be found in the patches of rubber that we sometimes take for granted. It's why... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
ContiAdapt and ContiSense concept tires

Continental looks to improve safety with its latest tire concepts

It's always amazing to see what tire manufacturers are dreaming up for the future. Most of the time, it's a concept based in the distant future when nano bots are able to... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Tires, by Flickr user Jayme del Rosario (Used under CC License)

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

It's a situation drivers are all too familiar with: cruising along the road when suddenly a tire goes flat. Curse words, struggles, and inconvenience ensue. Researchers at... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron first drive

Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron. So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Explaining the differences between 17, 18, and 19-inch tires

Finding the difference between 17-, 18- and 19-inch tires

There's a balance to be found when you're on the hunt for a set of wheels and tires for your vehicle. Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Are you looking to increase... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Infiniti's Q60 Project Black S will wear special-made Pirelli tires

Sitting at each corner of a production-bound Infiniti Q60 Black S will be Pirelli rubber. Both Infiniti and Pirelli used the previous weekend's 2017 Formula One Canadian... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
Do wider tires equal more grip?

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's drag radials are too wide for production line

A proper set of tires can be the difference between victory and loss, whether it's on a road course or at the dragstrip. Thankfully, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
Jaguar XJ220

The story behind Bridgestone’s decision to develop new tires for the Jaguar XJ220

There’s a company based in the United Kingdom by the name of Don Law Racing that specializes in replacement parts for the Jaguar XJ220. Late last year, the company... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Are winter tires good in summer Engineering Explained

What happens when you run winter tires in the summer?

By this point, as we enter the middle of May, most drivers who use soft-compound winter tires have likely switched them out for a set of all-season rubber, or even some... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the reasons why you should buy good tires

Here’s why you shouldn’t skimp on tires

When you buy a new car, the odds are good that it's going to come with solid tires. If that new car you're buying is a sports car or performance-oriented model, then the odds... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Goodyear's concept tire: The Eagle 360 Urban

Goodyear envisions its spherical concept tire as part of an autonomous future

Just as we look toward the future with automaker-produced concept vehicles, the tire manufacturers are also envisioning the world of tomorrow. Be it a future filled with... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
 

 
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