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Technical advice for car tires
Technical advice on car tires
Reading tire markings
There are lots of information on a tire sidewall. Tires & Co will help you understand it.
Load and speed indexes
Speed and load indexes are determined by tire manufacturers. This section will give you all the information you need to make the right choice.
European tyre label
As from 1 November 2012, new European tyre labelling comes into effect. It is compulsory for all new tyres manufactured from 1 July 2012.
TPMS: tire pressure monitoring system
All there is to know about TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system), which has been mandatory in Europe for all new vehicles sold since November 2014.
Wondering about grip on dry, wet, or snowy roads? Weather conditions have an effect on tire grip. Read this guide for further details.
Temperature, weather , and the condition of the road all influence tire choice. There are tires for all kinds of weather, but do you know which ones to use?
Be prepared for the winter
From the moment when the thermometer drops below 7°C, a tire's performance is reduced. The purpose of winter tires is to give your vehicle the best possible grip in cold weather.
How can you compare tire life for different tires? The UTQG allows you to make comparisons using various criteria.
Tips for changing your tires
You have got a flat or worn out tire and need to change one or several tires, refer to this section for guidelines.
Running in and wear
Wear is one of the main reasons why tires loose their grip. Tires & Co teaches you about the risks of worn tires.
You will also discover methods to even out wear.
Fitting and storage
Mounting, balancing, and geometry are integral aspects of changing your tires. Tires & Co also explains how to store your tires.
The air pressure in your tires is critical. Do you know why? The risk of overheating and blowout are reduced, fuel economy and grip are improved, etc. Find out the reasons to keep your tires properly inflated!
You can fit larger tires. Please, notice that it is strictly regulated. Here are all the possible equivalent dimensions compared to your original tires.
Tire tests performed by Porsche are very strict in order to obtain an accreditation for each tire. This accreditation is indicated by a "N" in the tire specifications.
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