One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The side of a tire, typically marked or colored distinctively.
- ‘The tread portion of the tyre is tough, but the side wall of a radial tyre is notoriously weak.’
- ‘If you only use tyres recommended for your car by major manufacturers, you'll probably never glance at the jumble of letters and numbers on the sidewall, and never need to.’
- ‘When I was pulling off the old tires to re-glue them (the last owner said the tires hadn't been glued in around five years), the base tape came off from the tire sidewall in a few places.’
- ‘You'll also find other information on the sidewall such as the type and composition of the tire, the maximum cold inflation and maximum load in pounds.’
- ‘Mark the spot with a marker or crayon and, if necessary, take some measurements from points such as the ridge or sidewall that will help you locate the leak from the outside.’
- ‘To identify a Kevlar tire, read the writing on the label or sidewall, or ask the salesperson.’
- ‘These tire shredders are incapable of shredding tires in excess of size 17 due to the diameter of the wire in the tire sidewall.’
- ‘The heavy duty tires on your trucks and trailers have a deep thick sidewall that takes the first impact from the road surface.’
- ‘Look closely at the cross-section and you'll see a cantilevered ‘corner’ of the tire where the tread and sidewall meet.’
- ‘Despite its lower profile, the design of the new sidewall is more compliant over bumps and impacts, which improves ride comfort while reducing noise and isolating the car from road surface imperfections.’
- ‘And avoid those tyres - a sidewall popping at just under 980 miles of usage is pretty terrible, in my opinion.’
- ‘People want to look at the number written on the sidewall of a tire and pump it to that number.’
- ‘It's a loser's game to milk ‘just one more ride’ out of worn brake pads, a frayed cable, or tires with a threadbare tread or bulging sidewall.’
- ‘The coupe's independent suspension is carried over, though the roadster rides on Continental sport contact tires that have a straighter tread and softer sidewall to reduce tire noise.’
- ‘The sidewall removal machine therefore will remove the sidewall thus enabling the shredding of these tires in the tire shredders.’
- ‘Aspect ratio is the ratio between the width of the tire and the height of its side wall.’
- ‘You will be able to know their date of manufacturing by searching for the three or four-digit number stamped in the tire's sidewall.’
- ‘One procedure called for workers to poke an awl completely through the sidewall of new tires.’
- ‘David Murry: ‘Michelin makes a pretty strong sidewall on their tires, I'll say that.’’
- ‘Do I run the risk of blowing out a sidewall on my rims?’
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