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Functions and Performances of Tires

September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments / 41 / Blog

The four main functions and seven performance characteristics of tires.

Four functions of tires

 To support a vehicles weight                    To transmit accelerating and braking force to the ground

              To support a vehicles weight                     To transmit accelerating and braking force to the ground

To change/maintain direction                   To absorb shock from the road surface

            To change/maintain direction                                   To absorb shock from the road surface

 

Seven performances of tires

Fuel efficiency             Wear life

                        Fuel efficiency                                                                        Wear life

 

Dry grip               Wet grip

                             Dry grip                                                                              Wet grip

 

Handling stability               Ride comfort

                     Handling stability                                                                Ride comfort

Quietness

                           Quietness

Sources: Bridgestone

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