Protector is a protective element that is necessary to prevent damage to the tire and the inside of the tire.
Such protection is applied to the outer part of the tire in the form of a certain pattern, each of which has its own distinctive features and advantages during operation at a certain time of the year.
Why do I need a tread pattern
The main purpose of any tread patternTires - is to provide the most comfortable car patency. Figures differ, as a rule, by the direction of the notches, their depth and quantity. It is believed that for the summer ride the best option is the more rigid protectors, and for winter the less well-defined and narrow patterns, supplemented by special spikes, are more suitable. The incisions are filled with dirt, snow, water and thus improve the conditions for patency.
Types of tread patterns
There are several classifications of figuresProtectors. In a broad sense, they are divided into off-road, universal and smooth. The first category of treads is characterized by the massiveness of the pattern. Such tires allow you to move comfortably in virtually any terrain. Universal drawings are designed for driving on asphalt roads mainly in summer. Smooth protectors are suitable only for ideally laid out tracks.
Symmetrical and asymmetrical directional pattern
Directed drawings are applied according to the principleInclined incisions in the inside. The difference between symmetrical and asymmetric protectors is that the figures on them are located in the first case the same, and in the second - the two lines are radically different from each other. For example, on one strip of the tread can be drawn a directional pattern, and on the other - horizontal incisions.
Directed drawings provide maximumSafety driving on a car in bad weather. Resistance of tires to wet asphalt in this case increases several times. The vehicle is much more stable on the road, and therefore it is much easier to operate it.
Symmetrical directional tread patternsMost often used for rear-wheel drive vehicles. The advantages of such a set are obvious. The front wheels come into contact with asphalt with intensive rotation, thanks to the directed pattern, the effect of "drying" the surface is created. That is why the rear wheels provide a safe ride, contacting the already prepared road.
Symmetrical and asymmetrical non-directional pattern
Non-directional pattern on the protector is appliedMainly horizontal method. These options are the most common both on sale and in use by car owners. The main features of such cuts are the provision of maximum driving noiselessness, comfort in driving a vehicle, as well as high safety performance.
Non-directional tread patterns are suitableOnly those drivers who are not supporters of fast driving. As a rule, such tires are an integral part of the factory equipment of most car brands.
A symmetrical non-directional pattern is appliedEvenly on the whole surface of the tire, the asymmetrical consists of two strips, which outwardly slightly differ from each other by the direction of the incisions. The main advantage of such tires is universality - the wheels can be swapped in any order.