briana sophie. tires. December 25th , 2017.
The "185" is simply telling you the width of the tire in millimeters. On the door jamb of your car, there is a sticker that should tell you the size of the tires that the factory put on your car. Using this, you should never have to guess in millimeters how wide your tires should be.
The grooves on your tires are specifically designed to disperse the water so that you have traction even when the road is wet. If your tires are worn out or bald, or if there is low tire pressure, you are more likely to hydroplane. Your best bet is to make sure your tires are safe. This means do not use your tires until they are completely bald and keep your tire pressure at the recommended psi. It rains everywhere and you should be able to count on your tires when you need them the most.
Trailer tires are designed to roll freely and resist the pressure and friction during braking. They are also designed with thicker sideways to minimize the risk of damage due to rubbing on the curb as you pull up to park. They are not designed for traction or for torque and should not be used in the steer or drive positions for safety reasons. Many of the top lines of trailer tires now are designed to be puncture resistant or to have construction options that help then stand up to contact pressure, withstand heat better to help minimize the degradation of the tread over the miles and to also prevent the tire from becoming extremely rigid in cold weather. Puncture resistant trailer tires are also a consideration and are used by many large fleets as a cost and time saving option for long haul routes as well as short deliveries.
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