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Radial Tires, What Are They?

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“Radial” is probably a word you’ve often seen advertised on tires. These days, this is somewhat like a hotel advertising its rooms have “color TV” ...every on-road tire on the market is radial these days. What are radial tires, and what makes them so much better? City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL has the answers.

Radial tires are just tires inlaid with metal cords, instead of being rubber all the way through. Though the radial tire was first patented in 1915 and spread across Europe and Asia in the 50s and 60s, Americans born before the 1970s probably remember a time when radial tires weren’t on the road here. They also remember a lot more blowouts.

Radial tires are far more durable, economic, and stable than conventional tires. Imagine having tires on your diesel pickup that couldn’t handle weight or rough terrain and went flat all the time; it just wouldn’t do. Radial tires are one of the many unsung heroes of automotive innovation.

If you can see the metal cords in your tires, it’s long past time for replacements. No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins diesel shop in Gainesville, FL, call or stop by City Auto Repair today.


Thank you for visiting City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.

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