You probably don't give much thought to those little wheels that get you from point A to point B, but tires are key components of a vehicle's performance. Take the tire quiz to find out how much you know about tires.
Which component of a tire gives it the strength it needs to stay seated on the wheel rim?
- bead bundle
- cap plies
- steel belts
The various layers of fabrics that make up the tire's body are called:
Which direction do the cords in a radial tire run?
- perpendicular to the tread
- parallel to the tread
- at an angle to the tread
How many plies do most car tires have?
A tire in the initial phases of assembly that doesn't yet have markings or tread patterns is called a:
- white tire
- brown tire
- green tire
Bonding all of the tire's components together is called:
Which of the following aspect ratios would provide the greatest lateral stability?
- 80 percent
- 60 percent
- 45 percent
If your tires have more wear on the outside, toward the edge, than the inside, they're probably:
- properly inflated
Which of the following is not caused by underinflated tires?
- increased heat buildup
- reduced fuel efficiency
What does a "P" on the side of a tire indicate?
- proper inflation
- passenger vehicle
- the tire brand