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Tires Really do Matter

05.15.17 - Bridgestone RE-71R

When you think about the way your car performs one of the most important parts of your car is what touches the road. For most of us that consider our cars as just the daily transportation we need to get to and from work or around town for errands we might not think about our tires very much at all. Those of us who race on a regular basis know that tires matter on the vehicles we take to the track but how much these items matter is what we need to consider when it’s time to challenge the vehicle we want to drive daily.

If your car is one that not only makes its way to and from work on a daily basis but is also the one you take to the track on the weekends or the one you want to cruise around on a canyon run during your off time there are some things you may want to consider. You should consider having an extra set of wheels and tires for the ride you want to make when it’s time to head out on the road for the performance driving you’re ready to enjoy.

While you might not think having an extra set of tires or putting the right tires on your vehicle makes that big a difference, but as you can see from the video below, the tires you use does actually matter. The driving you want to enjoy on the road should be done with the confidence that your car is going to perform for you, which doesn’t mean engine upgrades, it means you need to pay for tires that can actually perform for you on the road. The fact that performance tires make a difference when you want an exciting time at the track and on the open road may be a sign you should change to these tires to use on a regular basis.

Why are tires so important to the performance of your vehicle? These are the only part of your car that actually touch the surface of the road and provide you with the grip and the stopping power you need to handle the corners. The friction and grip created allow you to have the control you want when you’re driving. The test performed in the video below shows you a real time comparison to give you the demonstration you need to see that tires do actually matter.

When you consider the numbers that you see in the video from the host of Engineering Explained you may be ready to head out and buy yourself a new set of tires today. The Honda S2000 he drivers performed much better on the new set of high performance Bridgestone RE-71R summer tires that are made to give the performance desired during the warmer months of the year. Check out this video and let him tell you how much better these new tires that are made for performance worked on his car.

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