Evaluating Tire Features

Toyota Tire Care

Evaluating Tire Features

Tire warranty, safety ratings, speed ratings, performance trade-offs - these aspects, among other things, are important to consider when in the market for new tires.

Typically Unavoidable Performance Trade-Offs

When you're ready for your next set of tires, you'll also need to be ready to decide on the most important feature you expect from your tires: A smooth, quiet ride? Great grip on hot, dry roads as well as in the wet? Longer tread wear?

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Safety Ratings For Cars: Speed Rating & Load Index

There's always more to learn at Toyota of Greenville. Here's the word on more of the words and symbols written on your tires.

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Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG)

Tires are graded by tire manufacturers in controlled tests that meet the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) specific standards of performance including: tread wear, traction and temperature tolerance. These "grades" are molded on the tire sidewall. You can also find the UTOG ratings printed on the delivery stickers attached to your new tires.

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