What is tire?

tire waddle

Glossary “tire waddle” Definition:
The side-to-side movement at the front and/or rear of the vehicle caused by the steel belt not being straight within the tire. This is most noticeable at low speeds of 5 to 30 mph (8 to 48.3 km/hr).

tire speed rating

Glossary “tire speed rating” Definition:
A tire rating that specifies the speed at which the tire can be safely used and does not suggest that a vehicle can be driven safely at the designated speed, because of various road and weather conditions that may be encountered. Also the condition of the vehicle may affect high-speed operation.

tire sidewall

Glossary “tire sidewall” Definition:
That area of the tire between the “bead” and the “tread pattern” made from an abrasive-resistant blend of rubber, which absorbs shocks and impacts from road irregularities and prevents damage to the plies.