Believing all tyre tread patterns are alike is the equivalent of saying that all shoes are the same. Like shoes, tyres offer both practical and aesthetic appeal. The tread pattern on your tyres is crucial to the performance and safety of your vehicle, while the tread design can make or break its aesthetic appeal.
The team at Protyre is regarded as the UK's foremost fitter and supplier of tyres. It knows tyre treads and the best tyre for your car. The Runway Enduro 816 tyre is a competent and reliable all-rounder, proving that tyres are a remarkable feat of engineering to take us from A to B, whether on the motorway, high street or race track.
Your tyres are the only part of your car intended to make contact with the road. A tyre's tread pattern is responsible for how well your tyres grip the road and for providing traction, suspension support and cohesion. There are three main types of tread patterns for your tyres, each fulfilling a specific function enhancing the performance of your car: asymmetric, directional and multi-directional (or symmetric). A Runway 816 car tyre carries the asymmetric tread pattern.
Asymmetric tread tyres are an excellent all-rounder, performing well in both wet and dry conditions. They have two contrasting tread patterns running along the inner and outer edges. On the outside edge, larger tread blocks offer good handling in dry conditions, while smaller tread blocks line the inside edge provide solid support in the wet.
Runway Enduro 816 tyres use a silica compound that significantly reduces their rolling resistance, particularly in wet conditions. Silica was first introduced to racing motorbikes in the 1990s. To racing teams' delight, silica shaved as much as two to three seconds from their wet lap times. In case you are wondering, circumferential grooves form the deepest grooves encircling the tyre and do not wear away during your tyre's lifespan. Your tyre's tread depth is calculated from the base of the circumferential groove to the tread surface. Runway Enduro 816s have four broad circumferential grooves.
A tyre's 'carcass' is its framework, encompassing key elements such as the tread, bead, sidewall, shoulder and ply. Runway Enduro 816 tyres offer equal force carcass construction. Its full nylon joint-less cap plies offer a smoother finish to the tyre and its performance, with no pesky clamps distorting its shape. Extended shoulder grooves encourage faster water run-off and greater grip on the road.
Tyres are an ever-evolving, responsive and crucial ingredient of a vehicle's success - just ask a Formula One driver or your local Protyre garage.
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