Car tyres and technical terms are inseparable,
by：Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre 2020-11-07
1. What is 'aquaplaning'?
A: A popular water sport involving skis and a hang glider?
B: What happens when a tyre can't clear road water away quickly enough?
C: A technique used by a deep-sea carpenter?
2. What is 'rolling resistance'?
A: The amount of energy required to overcome the static mass of a tyre?
B: Wartime fighters who adopted job-sharing?
C: The ability of a tyre to stop a car turning over?
3. What does 'M+S' stand for?
A: A well-known department store?
B: 'Match and Slip' as applied to tyre tread's grip?
C: It denotes a 'Mud and Snow' tyre?
4. What is a 'mid range' tyre?
A: A tyre designed to run at a medium pressure?
B: A tyre that is of lower quality than a branded tyre but is cheaper?
C: A tyre that wears out twice as fast as a high range tyre?
5. What is 'Mu'?
A: The coefficient of the average grip of a tyre on a wet surface?
B: A metric unit of tyre pressure?
C: The sound made by a taciturn cow?
6. What is a 'Standing Wave'?
A: The hand signal given by a policeman directing traffic?
B: The sine wave shown on the screen of an electronic tyre-balancing machine?
C: A wave of deformation in front and behind the contact patch of a rolling tyre?
7. What is 'Re-grooving'?
A: Cutting new grooves into the sidewall of a tyre to aid water dispersion?
B: Cutting new grooves into worn tread to extend the life of truck tyres?
C: An older person learning how to break dance?
8. What is 'profile'?
A: The difference between the sizes of front and rear tyres?
B: A person's self-disclosed information on Facebook?
C: The ratio of tyre sidewall height to the width of a car tyre's tread?
9. What does 'SST' stand for?
A: It stands for 'Second Set of Tyres'?
B: It stands for 'Self Supporting Technology'?
C. It stands for 'Slightly Slippy Tyres'?
10. What are 'Harmonics'?
A: Annoying vibrations and noise causing discomfort for a car's occupants?
B: Tyre noise ocurring only on certain road surfaces?
C: A 1960's band that used musical saws?
11. What is 'Hysterisis'?
A: The hardness of the rubber used in a car tyre's carcass?
B: A female relative who tends to panic?
C: The resistance to deformation of the rubber in a tread block?
12. Why do some tyre fitters use nitrogen?
A: As an alternative to air for inflating tyres?
B: As a means of removing an old tyre from a wheel?
C: For a laugh in the tyre bay before a short sleep?
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