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How do 30 pounds of air in your tires hold up two tons of car? What’s the technology behind the tire and how do wheels work? Learn it all in the Car Wheels and Tires Channel.
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How Tires Work

Are you in the market for a new set of tires? Is all that confusing jargon the tire sales clerks or "experts" are using making your head feel like a tire spinning out of control? Find out all about car tires.

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  • What is the purpose of a tire sidewall?

    What is the purpose of a tire sidewall?

    The main purpose of a tire sidewall is to provide lateral stability. You can learn more about the functions of a tire sidewall by reading this article. See more »

  • When you vulcanize a tire, what do you do to it?

    When you vulcanize a tire, what do you do to it?

    Once a tire has all its components assembled, it’s still only a green tire, without any tread patterns or markings. You can learn more about a tire’s vulcanization process from this article. See more »

  • Why don't they use normal air in race car tires?

    Why don't they use normal air in race car tires?

    Race car tires don't use regular air. Find out what race car teams are using in their tires instead of air. See more »

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