What are Directional Tires?
Tires with a "directional" tread contain specific design elements that function best when rolling in one direction. For example, some Goodyear tires incorporate unidirectional sweeping traction grooves to enhance performance and traction. By channeling water and slush efficiently away from the tire in wet and winter conditions, these tires provide excellent hydroplaning resistance and confident control in challenging weather conditions.
How to Tell if Tires are Directional
Directional tires are generally designed with lateral grooves on the tread pattern that form a V-shape. When you look at directional tires head on, these channels all point forward and down.
Proper Mounting of Directional Tires
What are Asymmetrical Tires?
Asymmetrical tires are designed to enhance traction, handling, and cornering capabilities while reducing noise. These tires are often found on sport performance vehicles. The tires can rotate in either direction when mounted with the correct side facing out, as indicated on the tire sidewall.