Every part of a car needs careful consideration, and tires are no exception. Because tires not only affect aesthetics and durability but also affect driving performance and safety. Here are 5 factors when choosing tires that drivers need to consider.
1. Suitable tire surface width
Tire surface width is related to the contact area between the tire and the road surface, thereby affecting the friction and grip of the tires. Tires with a wide surface have a large contact area between the tire and the road, so they have better traction. However, because of the high friction, wide surface tires need more fuel to maintain the same driving speed than narrow surface tires. The acceleration of the wide tires also requires stronger traction.
Narrow surface tires have the advantage of the low contact surface, quick acceleration, and convenience when going through muddy roads. However because the grip is not as high as the wide tires, it is easy to slip, not suitable for going through slippery, rocky topography.
2. Choose the right tires for the topography:
If choosing tires for a road trip, flat topography, a comfortable driving experience, with the least noise is a factor that needs to be considered. Tires for this model often have the feature of reducing noise, creating sensing of relaxation and smoothness such as Bridgestone's Turanza T005.
Turanza tires have outstanding smoothness
On the other hand, drivers who love adventures at high speed or challenging turns should choose tires with large treads and complex tire structures. Bridgestone's Dueler series of tires with high traction, good driving performance, and flexibility on both dry and wet roads are recommended for those who love a dynamic driving style.
If the car is moving in the cold season or snowy areas in winter like Sapa, the driver should prepare a spare tire for snowy topography. In the summer or heating weather, in sandy topography of desert, tires will have low contact surface, narrow tires are the most suitable choice.
3. Tires with a long lifespan
Drivers surely want to choose a tire that is durable and has a long lifespan. Tires with a long lifespan will prolong their service life and are less prone to damage. To get accurate information about tires' lifespan, drivers should contact the manufacturer. Once you know the lifespan of each type of tire, the driver should not forget the maintenance, tire replacement time to ensure safety.
4. Pay attention to the maximum load of the tire
Drivers usually carry too much weight unintentionally, and can easily lead to accidents, so it is important to note the load indicated on the tire with the actual daily moving needs. Load is the number printed on the rim, the last number in the tire parameter series. From the load index, it is necessary to look up the load table for corresponding load level. For example, the load index printed on the tire is 91, so the maximum load of this tire is 615kg. Another thing to note is when replacing new tires, you need to choose a tire with a load index equal to, or greater than that of the old tire.
5. Tire brands
The tire brand represents the reputation and quality as well as the distinctive and outstanding features of that tire type. The major tire brands not only provide high-quality tires but also have regular customer care and support services.
Japanese Bridgestone tires are trusted and popular in Vietnam
Bridgestone tires are a trusted and popular Japanese tire brand in Vietnam. Bridgestone tires own the tires for passenger cars, pickup trucks with smooth tread designs, providing a comfortable driving feeling. Besides, Bridgestone also has a wide variety of tires, compatible with many different vehicles, such as fuel-saving tires, tires for harsh terrain such as cross-over, off-road cars. Bridgestone tire distribution facilities are now very popular, convenient for drivers to choose from and get the best advice for tires.