The subject of today's Tech explanation is the million-dollar question. A feast for the eyes of any car is wide, low-profile tyres. Having said that, let's look at how bigger tyres impact a vehicle's performance. Besides its appearance. While its narrower siblings are often constructed of tougher rubber compounds. wider tyres are typically built of softer rubber compounds. More traction (road grip) will be thus provided by a tyre with a softer rubber compound. Then one with a firmer compound (in dry conditions). A softer compound tyre will, yet, degrade more quickly than a tougher compound tyre. The design of Cheap Tyres London is a compromise between grip and tyre life. Depending on the intended use.

Advantages of wider tyres

Improved on-road vehicle control (dry road conditions)

In applications involving on-road (non-off-road) vehicles. Larger tyres often have shorter sidewalls. The sidewall becomes more rigid as it becomes shorter. The sidewall of the tyre is more rigid. Which results in less tyre deflection. Due to decreased sidewall flex, this correlates to more precise/sharper vehicle handling. Especially while cornering. improved braking (dry road conditions). Shorter stopping distances are nearly often the result of wider tyres. The broader contact patch and softer tyre compound are to blame for this.

More effective heat dissipation

A rolling tyre may become heated in three different ways. When braking, when heat from the brake rotor is thus transmitted. To the wheel hub and wheel, when the tyres rub against the road. Because of their high coefficient of friction. And when the air molecules inside the tyre are moving (esp. at higher speeds). In severe circumstances, an overheated tyre may rupture and may not function at its best. Wider tyres provide more surface area. Which helps them disperse heat more effectively.


Yes, without a doubt. Who doesn't enjoy having wider, low-profile tyres on their vehicles? Off-road vehicles have even received an update to larger low-profile tyres. Which defeats the purpose of those vehicles. Because form should never take precedence over function. One must use caution while choosing bigger tyres for their automobiles.

Disadvantages of wider tyres

Increases the likelihood of aquaplaning in the vehicle

A wider tyre applies less pressure on the road's surface. This implies that when the tyre becomes wider (Area rises). The force is also dispersed across a broader area. Lowering the pressure applied to the road surface. The tyres are thus unaffected by this increase in surface area in dry circumstances. Since friction is often independent of surface area. The weight sustained by the tyre's net force. Meanwhile, stays constant. Wider tyres, though, are a serious issue when it's raining. The capacity of the tyre to remove water from the road surface.

Car body or fender damage

The necessary body clearances are less as the tyre width increases. In dynamic situations, this might result in tyres contacting body components. Both the body pieces and the tyres. They will be getting harmed by this.

A softer acceleration

Sounds illogical, doesn't it? The installation of bigger tyres will reduce the acceleration. Unless one has made significant power increases. The same factors that lower the fuel economy are to blame for this. Greater rolling resistance increased aerodynamic drag and weight increase.

More Bumpy Ride

In the majority of on-road applications, increasing tyre width also often results. In a decrease in sidewall thickness. Additionally, the vehicle's suspension system includes the sidewall of the tyre. So, the manufacturer takes particular sidewall stiffness into account. While designing the vehicle's suspension system (thickness). The upshot is a somewhat bumpier ride. Because as the side-wall thickness decreases, it also becomes stiffer.

Greater Steering

A wider tyre will make the steering feel more difficult. This is due to the need to turn more rubber. That is in touch with the road surface. As a result of increased friction preventing the tyres from moving. More rubber implies extra steering effort is thus required. Furthermore, the tyres get heavier as well if the profile is available.

More vulnerable to tyre and wheel damage

Because bigger Tyres Caterham often has thinner sidewalls. There is less rubber to cushion imperfections in the road surface (potholes). Thus, the wheels are thus subjected to greater forces. Which might harm them. The tyres' thin sidewalls might sustain damage as well.

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