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Tires must be inflated properly, and a good tread depth will help with traction on wet roads.
The pattern of that tread will also be designed to grip loose surfaces, while evacuating water, mud, small rocks, and snow as efficiently as possible.
To merit this stamp, a two-dimensional analysis of a tire’s tread pattern must demonstrate that at least 25 percent of the tread’s surface area is made up of grooves.
Bergeson says that Toyo uses different compound materials for the two categories of tires, as well as different tread designs.
His instincts kicked in, and he looked down, seeing squelched mud imprinted with ribbed tread marks.
Their heads might have been turned upside-down, so absolutely did they tread upon blue ether.
You know MacRae, Lyn; it's mighty poor business for any man to tread on his toes, much less go walking rough-shod all over him.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
At last, some one came, a man, and his firm tread of boot-shod feet betokened a soldier.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He shall not tread out wine in the press that was wont to tread it out: the voice of the treaders I have taken away.
The lowing of cattle and the soft stumbling tread of many unshod feet told him that some one was approaching.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY

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