The Biggest Tires You Can Fit on Your Truck

You can find the information on the biggest tires to fit on your truck in the owner’s manual. There, the vehicle manufacturer suggests the most suitable sizes of tires (both bigger and smaller) for the car. The two most important factors influencing your final choice are the model of your truck and the size of […]

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Who Made Kumho Tires: Company History and US Presence

Kumho tires are manufactured by the company Kumho Tire – a subsidiary of the Kumho Asiana Groups. It was founded by Park In-chon (Incheon), in 1960, as Samyang Tire (and changed their name in 1996). Nowadays, the chairman of the company is Park In-chon’s third son – Park Sam-koo (Samgu).

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How Off-Road Tires Work

Off-road tires are able to carry a vehicle, driver, passengers, and load, on bumpy rocks, sand, mud, and other off-road surfaces, thanks to their special tread patterns. The grooves between the tread blocks are wider and the lugs are larger. Off-road tires also have reinforced sidewalls and are puncture resistant, which helps avoid damage and […]

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Tire Sidewall Blowout: What Causes it and How to Deal with It

Tire sidewall blowout may occur because of: Under-inflation Overload Tire wear (especially uneven) Damage Age Manufacturing defects. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report, around 33,000 accidents happen annually because of tires. At least 2,000 of them are sidewall blowout-related, so it’s critical to know why the issue may occur.

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Buying Tires Guide: What Do the Tire Numbers Mean?

Tire numbers and letters on a sidewall contain information about the tire’s size, maximum speed and load, age, treadwear capacity, and much more. You can learn all these details from three main codes: size code, Department of Transportation (DOT) code, and Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG). There are also additional symbols that represent special features […]

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What to Do If Tires Are Out of Balance

If you notice your tires are out of balance, go to a mechanic/tire technician or balance them yourself. Tire imbalance is a condition when the weight of a tire is unevenly distributed around the tire-wheel unit circumference. The comfort of your ride and the lifespan of your tires, wheels, and suspension, greatly depend on it.

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