How to Improve Traction of Wet Car Tires?

Answer Wet tires can skid or hydroplane during conditions where the road's surface has accumulated a film of water. If tires cannot channel the water away through the treads, the water acts as a barrier, ... Read More »

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Is it possible to put rubber traction tires on locomotives?

Solid rubber tyres are a good idea on model trains, as it increases the traction, given the relatively light weight of a model. On full sized locomotives they wouldn't last more than a couple of mi... Read More »

Tires That Are Good for Wet Traction for a Light Duty Truck?

The type of terrain on which you'll drive your light-duty truck will determine the type of tire with which it should be equipped. If you keep to roads or highways, all-season tires will most likely... Read More »

What Can Be Done to Improve Traction on a Front Wheel Drive Car?

A front-wheel drive car has 60 percent of its weight placed over the front tires, creating more traction during acceleration. But any car can experience loss of traction in other situations, such a... Read More »

Do taller tires on pickups improve gas mileage?

Taller tires on a truck do not improve gas mileage; they decrease it. Gas mileage can be effected by weight. Larger tires weigh more because they have more rubber to make the tire and more air in t... Read More »