We must choose the rim tire for our vehicle correctly. Although it is ignored by most of our users, it is a serious issue and it should not be forgotten that we attach life to 4 tires in our vehicle.
What should we pay attention to when choosing tires for our vehicle?
The most important issue is that the size of the tire we will buy must be in accordance with the factory data of the vehicle or if the equivalent tire cannot be found, the closest size tires should be selected. Tire sizes on some vehicle brands are intermediate sizes and can be both difficult and very expensive. Since the tires not to be selected in accordance with the factory data or very close to the size may disrupt the road holding and dynamics of our vehicle, a careful and suitable size tire should be selected.
If there is no problem, you can use the tires you will buy for 5 years or 40 thousand km. These are safe change times and miles. Whichever limit fills first, it will be necessary to replace the tires. Sometimes it seems that users change only 2 tires and ignore the other two tires. This is a dangerous situation. What is true is that all tires with time or mileage change as a group.
Oversized rim and tire than original size
Rims and tires that are too large than the original size will positively change the appearance of the vehicle and make it look beautiful, but it tires the vehicle and increases fuel values in urban use. In the vehicle that takes its speed on a long road, there will be some decrease in the fuel. When the vehicle is loaded or the vehicle flexes, the tires larger than its size will rub against the fender inner hood of your vehicle. Your speed will mislead you as the kilometer counter is adjusted according to the original wheel and tire size. You can also get unnecessary speeding tickets.
Extremely wide base tire
The thicker the base of the tire, the more friction will increase, so the fuel values will increase with it. Your vehicle’s speed limits will naturally decrease. When the tire is not well adjusted while the tire with an excessively wide base is installed, it will rub against the fender and inner hood when the vehicle flexes or under load. In addition, although most users do not notice, you may encounter a steering pump failure very often because the mounting of an excessively wide base tire will put a lot of load on your vehicle’s steering pump. Steering pump is an expensive item.
Tires smaller than the original size
Installing wheels and tires that are too small than their values on the wheels with traction will provide some power to the vehicle at the first start, but the fuel values will increase as it will cause more laps at the same distance. And it will catch your eye as unsightly tires on your vehicle.
Thin sidewall tires
In order to maintain the original tire size, thin-sidewall tires mounted on larger rims change the stance of the vehicles a lot in terms of appearance, because they are less stretched due to the smaller sidewall size, they are very suitable for vehicles, but they force the suspension system a little. Although the hardened suspension elements wear more than the original size tire, the handsome appearance of the vehicle will cause us to ignore this.
Bigger sidewall tires
Because the size of the sidewall is larger than the one, these tires, which increase the comfort of the vehicle, will stretch more in the bends, and will cause deterioration of the road holding in the bends and will create a feeling of skidding. If installed on the original rim, there is always a possibility that it may rub against the inner hood.
Very thin-soled tires.
Although such tires provide less fuel, more comfortable movement and flow to the vehicle due to much less friction, if the friction is not sufficient, it causes prolongation of the braking distance. It also creates weakness in cornering and road handling.
Using summer and winter tires.
Choosing the right tires for our vehicle according to the season and conditions will always provide safer driving.
Tires that bubble, deeply injure, bruise and spoil the bottom.
Check your vehicle’s tires regularly. Replace your damaged tires in no time. Make sure that the pattern and brand of the tire you will purchase are the same.
When buying steel rims, stay away from poor quality ones.
As far as possible, stay away from poor quality steel wheels bought just for the sake of appearance. Even the smallest pit is likely to bend and break the rim. This will endanger the ride and reduce comfort.
Tire selection in accordance with the road conditions of your location.
It is very important to choose the right rubber in accordance with the conditions of the place where you live. Using soft-compound tires on smooth asphalt roads will increase the grip and comfort as well as reduce the fuel values. The braking distance will be shorter and your vehicle will be safer.
Choosing harder rubber for rural conditions will allow you to use it safely for many years. Soft compound tires wear out more easily on rough roads, may bubble and create danger. The right choice will protect both your pocket and life.
Putting special tires and rims on your vehicle can give you driving pleasure and performance as if you bought a new car.
But choosing tires and rims for today’s cars is much more complicated than before, given the wide variety of tire types currently available compared to older model vehicles.
Before you buy, here’s what you need to know about the trauma of changing your wheel and tire size. Your choices can affect your use. There are also differences in all-season traction in some vehicles.
It’s also good to have a basic understanding of equipment, which means which roving tires can be properly fitted to your vehicle. You unknowingly risk an installation that could affect the car’s clearance, cause vibration problems and alter ride quality. Incorrect packaging can cause contact with fenders, inner fenders, tie rods, brake pads, and other suspension parts.
Here’s what you need to know about choosing tire packages that will fit your driving goals and vehicle properly.
First, Some Theoretical Information: Are Wheels and Rims the Same?
People often see wheels and rims as the same thing. The rim is actually part of the full wheel. The outermost part of the wheel. It supports the tire and creates an airtight seal.
The wheel refers to the whole assembly. The roller is a metal disc and has a specific bolt pattern (pattern of holes) where fasteners called wheel nuts or wheel bolts attach the wheel to the hub of the vehicle.
The rim and wheel can be manufactured as a unit or as a multi-piece assembly. In this article, let’s assume that the tire and the rim are a unit and call it the wheel.
Know Your Custom Wheel Pick Equipment
Any vehicle will have rim / tire diameter dimensions of several inches to suit. This gives you some flexibility when you want to customize the wheel size for looks and performance.
Wheels are measured in inches, diameter, and rim width. The wheel diameter is the width of the wheel from the center in inches. Rim width is the measurement from bead seat to bead seat (how far the wheel is facing from the head).
To find the right tire and tire packages for your vehicle, start by collecting the wheel diameter, tire width and tire aspect ratio.
- Find your wheel diameter.
The distance between the two bead slots is the flat points where the edges of the tire wrap tightly on the wheel. .
- Find the width of your current tires.
Tire width is the measurement from side to side in millimeters (mm) as you look at the tire head.
You will note that this measurement is usually given in millimeters. If so, you can use the Tire Size Calculator to convert in inches.
- Find the aspect ratio of your tire.
The aspect ratio is a percentage. Sidewall height divided by tire width. More specifically, it is the height of the sidewall measured from the tire rim to the top of the tread expressed as a percentage of the tire width.
A change in aspect ratio usually means that the height of the tire sidewall has changed. This causes driving performance differences.