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Treadwear rating

How is a treadwear rating calculated? The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) were designed to help consumers purchase tires using standardized ratings. The treadwear rating relates to the tire’s expected treadwear, traction and temperature capabilities. The rating applies to passenger car tires sold in the United States, but it is not required for deep treaded light truck tires, winter/snow tires, temporary spare tires, trailer tires, tires under 12″ in diameter and other select tires. The treadwear rating is … Read More

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