Tire FAQs:

Q: Are tires synthetic rubber?

A: Yes, and natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds.

Q: Are tires less economical because the cost of retreading is high compared to the price of new cheap tires?

A: Yes, but favorable compared to high-end brands.

Q: Is tire mounted?

A: Yes, and pulling outward in a 360 degree pattern.

Q: Are tires fabricated to allow the optional insertion of metal studs for additional traction on icy roads?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires preferred?

A: Yes, as they have a larger contact patch and are better able to 'float' on top of the mud or snow.

Q: Was tire built?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire a dressed wheel?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire monitored so that it is not put under undue stress?

A: Yes, and which may lead to its premature failure.

Q: Is tire inflated?

A: Yes, and with a check valve, typically a Schrader valve on automobiles and most bicycle tires, or a Presta valve on high-performance bicycles.

Q: Are tires classified into several standard types?

A: Yes, and based on the type of vehicle they serve.

Q: Are tires sometimes converted into a swing for play?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires categorized?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires typically used on SUVs and light trucks?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires pneumatic tires that do not require a separate inner tube?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires still used on locomotives and railcars?

A: Yes, and solid rubber tires are still used in various non-automotive applications, such as some casters, carts, lawnmowers, and wheelbarrows.

Q: Are tires manufactured in about 450 tire factories around the world?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire able to "absorb" bumps in the road as it rolls over them without experiencing a reaction force opposite to the direction of travel?

A: Yes, as is the case with a solid tire.

Q: Are tires often designed with reinforcements aimed at minimizing centrifugal growth?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires specially prescribed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires used in many cases to promote tire performance?

A: Yes, and braking performance, and turning performance, since tread contact changes according to the change in alignment during travel.

Q: Are tires specified by the vehicle manufacturer with a recommended inflation pressure?

A: Yes, and which permits safe operation within the specified load rating and vehicle loading.

Q: Are tires typically used?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires a technique which heats whole or shredded tires in a reactor vessel containing an oxygen-free atmosphere and a heat source?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires usually inflated with nitrogen to minimize expansion and contraction from extreme changes in ambient temperature and pressure experienced during flight?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires laid out side by side?

A: Yes, and with each tire on the left a few inches ahead of the tire on the right in a zigzag pattern.

Q: Are tires also referred to as Truck/Bus tires?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire labor-intensive?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire so flexible that there will be a delay in the lateral reaction between the tread of the tire and the rim of its wheel as the vehicle is being steered positively?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires described by an alphanumeric code?

A: Yes, and which is generally molded into the sidewall of the tire.

Q: Were tires bands of leather?

A: Yes, and then iron placed on wooden wheels used on carts and wagons.

Q: Was tire manufactured in the 30th week of 2003?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire certified to comply with the dimensional?

A: Yes, and performance and marking requirements of ECE regulation 30.

Q: Are tires specified by the manufacturer with a maximum load rating?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires sold at half the price of new tires?

A: Yes, and last 80% as long.

Q: Is tire held on the rim?

A: Yes, or the "outer edge" of a wheel.

Q: Are tires also used on bicycles?

A: Yes, and the grip advantage on ice is similar to that from using traction sand, with the difference that there is no risk of blank spots when using studded tires.

Q: Are tires manufactured annually?

A: Yes, and making the tire industry a major consumer of natural rubber.

Q: Are tires also asymmetric?

A: Yes, and in which case there will be specific left and right-handed versions.

Q: Are tires also marked for mud and snow the same as winter tires but rarely with a snowflake?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires employed as exercise equipment for athletic programs such as American football?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires not desired at landfills?

A: Yes, and due to their large volumes and 75% void space, which quickly consumes valuable space.

Q: Are tires for material handling equipment?

A: Yes, Such tires are installed by means of a hydraulic tire press.

Q: Are tires designed with higher void ratios to channel away rain and mud?

A: Yes, while providing better gripping performance.

Q: Are tires mounted on the wheel by forcing its beads into the channel formed by the wheel's inner and outer rims?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires mounted onto wheels that most often have integral rims on their outer edges to hold the tire?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire abused?

A: Yes, and then that tire will fail.

Q: Are tires intended to combine the comfort offered by higher-profile tires with the resistance to cornering forces offered by low profile tires?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires separate and distinct from those that make aircraft or off-the-road tires?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires designed for use at higher speeds?

A: Yes, and more often, a more "sporty" driving style.

Q: Are tires specialty tires with large?

A: Yes, and chunky tread patterns designed to bite into muddy surfaces.

Q: Are tires not the same as M+S tires?

A: Yes, as they are designed for low speeds and full-time off-road use rather than muddy and snow-covered roads.

Q: Is tire a factor in the handling characteristics of an automobile?

A: Yes, because the rim supports the tire's profile.

Q: Is tire a compromise?

A: Yes, and is neither an excellent summer tire nor an excellent winter tire.

Q: Is tire certified to comply with the dimensional?

A: Yes, and performance and marking requirements of Directive 92/23/EEC.

Q: Is tire the trail-like effect generated by compliant tires rolling on a hard surface and subject to side loads?

A: Yes, as in a turn.

Q: Are tires checked again in the auto assembly plant or tire retail shop after mounting the tire to the wheel?

A: Yes.

Q: Were tires simply bands of metal fitted around wooden wheels to prevent wear and tear?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires often re-used for things from bumper car barriers to weights to hold down tarps?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires built with a large number of reinforcing plies to withstand severe service conditions and high loads?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire a harder ride at low speeds on rough roads and in the context of off-roading?

A: Yes, and decreased "self-cleaning" ability and lower grip ability at low speeds.

Q: Are tires discarded?

A: Yes, and they are considered scrap tires.

Q: Are tires fully worn and should be taken out of service?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire designed to be operated?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires checked at the point of manufacture for excessive static imbalance and dynamic imbalance using automatic tire balance machines?

A: Yes.

Q: Were tires solid?

A: Yes, Pneumatic tires are used on many types of vehicles, including cars, bicycles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, heavy equipment, and aircraft.

Q: Are tires not completely impermeable to air?

A: Yes, and so lose pressure over time naturally due to diffusion of molecules through the rubber.

Q: Are tires highly specialized according to vehicle and race track conditions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires designed to withstand extremely heavy loads for short durations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tire a kind of specific stabilization method used in cars?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires smaller than normal tires to save on trunk/boot space?

A: Yes, and gas mileage, weight, and cost.

Q: Are tires specially engineered for specific race tracks according to surface conditions?

A: Yes, and cornering loads, and track temperature.

Q: Was tire made in 1888 on May Street?

A: Yes, and Belfast, by Scots-born John Boyd Dunlop, owner of one of Ireland's most prosperous veterinary practices.

Q: Are tires sub-categorized into specialties according to vehicle position such as steering?

A: Yes, and drive axle, and trailer.

Q: Are tires likely to contain some traces of heavy metals or other serious pollutants?

A: Yes, but these are tightly bonded within the actual rubber compound they are unlikely to be hazardous unless the tire structure is seriously damaged by fire or strong chemicals.

Q: Are tires built to withstand idleness?

A: Yes, and usually with nylon reinforcement.

Q: Is tire easily felt when propelling wheelchairs or baby buggies fitted with either type so long as the terrain has a significant roughness in relation to the wheel diameter?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires deemed "worn out" when the tread is worn down to that point?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tires particularly useful where the ground consists of loose particles that can be displaced by the knobs?

A: Yes.

Q: Were tires sold worldwide?

A: Yes, and in 2010 it was $140 billion , and is expected to grow to $258 billion per year by 2019.

Q: Are tires stamped with a maximum pressure rating?

A: Yes.