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July 9, 2018
Tire Pressure Made Simple
July 9, 2018

Why Tread Pattern Matters

Tires are the shoes of your vehicle. Tires have different tread patterns as shoes have different sole patterns for different purposes. Tires affect how your car speeds up, how your car consumes fuel, how your car stays on the road in the rain, and how your car handles situations off the highway. There is no single perfect tire given the millions of possibilities on the road. Tires are generally distinguished by their different tread patterns, the collection of lines and grooves along the main surface of the tire.

City-oriented tires have even tread patterns that prioritize comfort, long life, and fuel efficiency. One example is the Wanli H220 Harmonic, which prides itself in being one of the most quiet tires. Though it is a city-oriented tire, the Wanli Harmonic is able to balance comfort and low fuel consumption with a great grip for a shorter braking distance—usually a characteristic of sports tires.

Race-oriented tires are generally more aggressive looking, with larger grooves and an emphasis on grip. Grip is very important for cornering and drifting in both wet and dry situations. Race tires grant the driver with ultimate control. One example is the Wanli SA302 Sport Macro. The Sport Macro has an asymmetrical design; the outer tread has a narrower central groove for increased grip, while the inner tread has larger grooves for better water dispersion. Tires like the Sport Macro are made for the special conditions that the race track offers.

All-terrain tires are the usual fit on larger cars like SUVs, 4x4s, and trucks. The grooves on AT tires are deeper, larger, and very aggressive looking. All-terrain tires are built for off-road driving, such as expeditions through sand, rocks, and woods. The large grooves make sure that debris does not get stuck in the tires and can even push debris away. All-terrain tires are generally thicker, heavier, and louder, but that is not always the case. The Wanli SU006 Alpinism is very effective in balancing the heavy-duty needs of off-road adventurers with comfort and tranquility characteristic of all Wanli tires.

Your tires are one of the most important components in determining your drive. These can affect how your car takes on different roads and how quiet and comfy your drive is. Be sure to check out Wanli Tires for all your tire needs!

Author: Joshua Rafael Jimenez

Josh Jimenez is a Broadcast Communication student and lover of sweet, simple things. He is a European automobil enthusiast whose dream car is a BMW M3. Josh also loves to play the guitar and is a follower of Anthony Bourdain’s macro-level perspective on food. Ad majorem Dei gloriam!