Tyre jargon explained with Fuzz TownshendFuzz Townshend Tyre Teacher
If you’ve ever done your own research into buying tyres for your vehicle, you’ve probably come across a lot of technical terms that have perhaps left you unsure or confused.
To help, Landail Tyre Teacher Fuzz Townshend has simplified the most common tyre jargon, so you can be confident you’re choosing the right tyres for you.
Small slits in the tread that help to move water out and away from the tyre, providing better grip on slippery roads in the wet, snow and ice for safe handling.
This is the tyre framework, made up of different layers of tyre cord. This is where the tyre absorbs any shock, weight and internal pressure.
The main patterned part of the tyre that is in contact with the road.
This usually contains all the key information about the tyre including brand name, size and speed/load rating. It is the main part of the tyre that you see when the tyre is fitted onto the vehicle.
This is the area between the tread and the sidewall.
The inside band of the tyre that fits onto the rim of the wheel. It holds the tyre in place and prevents it from shifting when the car is in motion.
This refers to the blend of materials that make up the rubber used for the tyre’s tread. It can be hard or soft.
Check out our tyre range here for more information, or speak to your nearest Landsail dealer.