What almost no one knows about changing the tires on your car?
Know that not all motorists.
Each of us knows, it would seem, about the tires: when to change in case of wear of the tread, about the need to change tires when the seasons change, and also that it is necessary to buy a new tire if the wheel got a hernia. But not everyone knows why new rubber manufacturer deals colored dots or triangles. Don’t know? Now tell.
When you are looking at a new tyre you may have seen on the side wall of a small red / orange, yellow or white dot (some manufacturers of automotive rubber instead of the point can apply the triangle).
Most motorists probably just think that this point or triangle caused by some internal reasons of production in the manufacturing process of tires. But really these points, put on new tires, it is extremely useful when you are installing a new set of tires on rims.
What does the yellow dot or triangle on the tire side wall?
For example, the yellow dot is applied to the easiest place of a new tyre, which is determined by the manufacturer at the factory balancing. This point is essential for the correct installation of the tire on the wheel.
Some manufacturers of car wheels applied to the drive marked with the Latin letter “L” which designates the easiest place on the disk. For proper installation of the rubber on the wheel, it is necessary that the yellow dot (or triangle) on the rubber was on the opposite side of the easiest places on the rim.
Unfortunately, not all disk manufacturers make similar marks. In this case, when installing the new rubber to the disk, you must place it so that the yellow mark was next to a gate valve of the pump wheel. Therefore, such orientation facilitates the subsequent balancing of the tire. Including this will allow you to use fewer loads to compensate for balance wheel during balancing.
Which means that orange or red dot on the tire side wall?
But in addition to the yellow marks on the new tires, you can also find and label the orange or red, which is also marked on the tyre is not just and is not related to any internal marking of the plant.
So, orange / red circle or triangle on the wall of the tire means the hard spot on the tire, and therefore the most difficult.
This marked the place while mounting the tires must be combined with the light spot marked on the wheel. If there is no label on the disc, the tire with the orange / red label should be set so that the orange marker was in the opposite place from the valve inflating the tire.
What does a white dot on the side wall of the tire?
Usually a white dot on the tire indicates its most flexible place. In this case, during mounting the tire on the disc, you need to install the rubber on the disk so that the white mark was 180 degrees from the mark of the easiest places on wheel (L).