|About Tire Siping:|
Advantages of Tire SIPING:
The tread surface on your tire is made up of many smaller surfaces known as "Tread Blocks". The reason for so many surfaces is especially important when it comes to icy or wet road conditions. The Tread Blocks get their gripping power not from their many smooth surfaces but from the even more numerous sharp surrounding edges. SIPING improves the job started by your tire manufacturer by providing more of these gripping edges.
Research has shown that the most effective braking power occurs immediately prior to losing traction. SIPING extends the window allowed for maximum braking power by giving the existing tread a helping hand. In the examples to the right notice how the SIPED tire has dozens more gripping edges. These micro edges reduce the distance needed for braking on dry, wet and icy roads.
New asphalt is relatively smooth but, time and wear exaggerates the coarse texture of the roads surface causing your tires to absorb most of the impact. SIPING gives your tires a Micro-Flexibility reducing the wear on your tires carcass and sidewalls. This effect not only increases tire life but will result in a smoother ride.
Increased Tire Life
SIPING reduces the heat and its effect on your tire by allowing it to cool. As depicted in the illustrations above the SIPED tire runs cooler due to the heat dispersing effect of the SIPES themselves. Much like your cars radiator, heat is isolated into smaller groups and air passing between these areas cause a natural cooling effect.