With all eyes on paradigm-shifting automotive technologies, it is easy to forget that even the most technologically advanced motor vehicles must rely on the humble rubber tire in order to move. Sure, we may face a future of wheel-less, magnet-empowered hovering cars, but in the meantime, there are operating facts you should know about the steel-belted radial tire that will enhance travel in increasingly sophisticated automobiles.

The more automation separates us from the driving act, the less attention we pay to our machinery, leaving us vulnerable to overlooking failure signs in vehicle components that cannot be automatically tracked by onboard microprocessors.

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