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Groove in Car Tires for What? This is the Purposes

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park 2022.07.27
Groove in Car Tires for What? This is the Purposes

Have you ever thought of the question, what is the purpose of grooved car tires for? As we know, there are various motifs or grooves on the wheels of the vehicle. Apparently, this is not only just a aesthetic function, car tire grooves are made with a specific purpose.

In connection with this, on this occasion we will discuss one of the important components of a car wheel, namely the groove or tire motif. Listen to the discussion until the end, yes!

Tires as an Important Safety Component

The purpose of grooved car tires is one of the questions that may still be on the minds of some people. Because as we know, a vehicle was created with such a mature calculation.

The vehicle must have good components and can also prevent unwanted things such as accidents and so on.

Car tires are one of the most important and very helpful components in a vehicle.

With tires, the vehicle can move freely and can be run according to its function. If there are no tires, the vehicle cannot be used properly.

Because the function of car tires is so important and cannot be ignored, of course we must replace the tires or be given treatment as soon as possible if they experience a problem.

If the tires are not replaced or handled immediately it will be very dangerous for the rider. The best time to check tires regularly is at least 1 year of use.

Meanwhile, the purpose of car tires with grooves is one of them, namely providing friction.

So, why is there a groove in every tire? Moreover, each type and brand of tires also has a different design, yes. Of course there is a reason why the tires of a vehicle are grooved.

The Purpose of Grooved Car Tires Is

Every car or other vehicle's tires on the surface are never smooth, you can check it on each vehicle you own.

There is always a groove or it can also be called an elongated indentation that surrounds the surface of the vehicle tire. This indentation design is not made carelessly, because it definitely has a purpose.

So, the purpose of grooved car tires is to be able to provide friction and increase when in contact with the road surface.

Well, when the surface of the tire and the road touch each other, a greater frictional force will be created.

One of the benefits of this is that it makes the tires not easily slip so that driving safety is also more guaranteed.

Moreover, when driving on slippery roads, tires that do not have grooves can certainly not run properly and are very easy to slip.

Not only that, the purpose of car tires with grooves is also to remove water that crosses watery roads or when it rains.

Thus, the condition of the tires is more awake and able to grip the road surface more strongly.

Make Sure The Tires In Good Conditions

Now you know what the purpose of grooved car tires is. One of the goals is to minimize the potential for slipping which is certainly very dangerous for passengers and vehicles.

However, it is very unfortunate that until now there are still many motorists who do not pay much attention to the condition of the tires they use.

When a car tire is in a worn condition, it can be ascertained that the surface begins to swell or is plump and smooth.

This condition is indeed triggered by the surface of the tires that continue to rub against the road but the tires are not replaced immediately.

If you experience this, of course, it will be very dangerous and your safety is at stake.

The car also cannot run smoothly and is very dangerous for other vehicles around you too. Therefore, you should immediately replace the tire if it is in a worn condition.

When Should Tires Be Replaced?

When do you have to change a new tire? And, what are the characteristics of tires that must be replaced immediately?

The main characteristic is if the tire has been used for more than 3 years. Meanwhile, the way to find out the condition of tires that have to be replaced, then you can pay attention to the grooves on the surface of the tires.

When the tread depth is less than 1.6 millimeters from the top surface of the TWI row, you can immediately replace the tire.       

Tips for Buying Good Car Tires

The purpose of car tires being grooved is very important. Meanwhile, at this point, some tips will be given in buying good car tires, including:

  • Choose a car tire that suits your needs. For example, if you want to travel and to pass through a field that has a lot of rocks, muddy, slippery, and so on, then you can choose tires for offroad , for example M/T or Mud Terrain.
  • Choose tires according to the type or type of car.
  • Choose tires with a suitable design.
  • Adjust tires to size.
  • Do not forget to pay attention to the year the tire was made. If it has reached the expiration date, then the car tires must be replaced immediately.
  • Choose a car tire according to its thickness. A good car tire has a thickness of 50. Make sure the thickness is appropriate because if the thickness is below average it will make its performance decrease.

We hope you enjoy this article about the purpose of grooved car tires is and also tips for buying good car tires. Hopefully insightful for those of you who are about to change a new tire!