Car Wheels and Tires

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 Tire Traction Works

To put it in layman's terms, tire traction is how your car's tires transfer energy to the pavement. Most people know that. But how much do you know about tire traction ratings or tire traction enhancers?

How Q Tires Work

Icy roads are scary. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a tire that would make that wintry drive a little less terrifying? Q Tires may be the answer.

How Self-regenerating Tire Tread Works

Most people know that tires are designed to wear with use. Wouldn't it be great if you could buy tires that regenerate the tread as they wear down?

What is an eLSD?

You might not know that eLSD stands for electronic limited slip differential, but when one wheel of your car is sliding on ice and another isn't moving at all, you'll wish you had paid attention to this technology.

How the Tweel Airless Tire Works

For more than 100 years, vehicles have used pneumatic, or air-filled, tires. Michelin's alternative is the Tweel Airless Tire. Could it replace traditional tires?

How Self-inflating Tires Work

Self-inflating tires perform two crucial functions: They automatically maintain ideal tire pressure and they allow you to alter psi on the fly to adjust to changing terrain. Learn about self-inflating 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.

How do 30 pounds of air in your tires hold up 2 tons of car?

Learn about tires, tire pressure, and a tire's contact patch.

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.

How Tire Pressure Gauges Work

If you have a car chances are you also have a tire-pressure gauge. Learn how this pen-sized device measures air pressure and why the little stick inside doesn't just fly right out the back!