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Why tires have different tread patterns

Posted on June 15, 2015 4:39 pm under Automotive Defects

Tread is a part of the tire that comes directly in contact with the road. More than its aesthetic appeal, patterns in treads are crucial to providing the tire its needed grip, especially when driving on wet, icy, or muddy roads.

There are different types of tire treads depending on your driving needs. Performance tires, for instance, have rib-type patters perfect for good steering and traction on wet and dry road surfaces. Tires with winter tread patterns, on the other hand, are used for driving in severe winter weather. All-terrain and mud-type tires have bigger grooves that allow loose dirt and mud to drain, providing your tires a better grip despite harsh road conditions.

Cases of skidding, rollover, and rear accidents happen when tires installed on your vehicle are defective, or when they have been mounted improperly. To learn more about your options for filing a claim, share your story with us at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900.