How Tires are Made

Tires are incredible pieces of technology and the only part of your vehicle that connects with the road. That surface of the tire that touches the road is called a contact patch, and it’s roughly the size of your palm. Learn more about these critical pieces of technology that are highly engineered to support the entire weight of your car.

Optimize safety and performance

We’ll tell you the difference between the main types of tires and help you understand their components, functions, and the latest tire technology so you can choose the right tire for your vehicle and driving conditions.

Tire Types

Tire Types

Tire Construction

Tire Construction

Tire Functions

Tire Functions

Tire Technology

Tire Technology

Tire Vocabulary

Here is a comprehensive resource of tire and vehicle terms to fill in your knowledge gaps and help with your next conversation with a mechanic.

Tire Terminology

Tire Terminology