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The Ford Taurus is quite popular among small families. It has a distinctive styling design and impressive driving dynamics. It is affordable in price and possesses a reasonable fuel economy. The cabin is spacious and roomy, comfortably accommodating five people. Installing a good set of tires will enhance the Taurus’ performance, safety and ride quality. CARiD stocks Ford Taurus tires from the most reputable brands in the country. They carry up market brands such as Michelin and Achilles. They also stock the more affordable tires as well to cater for a broad spectrum of customers. Some of the tires on offer include summer tires and winter tires for warm and cold seasons respectively. They also offer all season tires for regions that enjoy a short winter period. These tires however are not as effective as the specialized tires in areas that experience extreme weather conditions.

Regular tires are ideal for paved roads such as the freeways. However, they are ill equipped to handle rough tracks. You need a set of all terrain tires to drive on the rough paths of the great outdoors. You may also need a run-flat tire because this enables you to drive on safely even after suffering a damaged tire. Tread patterns affect performance and hydroplaning resistance. Aging tires have reduced thread life due to the debilitating effects of weather and terrain. Reduced threads hinder the free flow of air through the grooves, which is necessary for cooling the tire. Increased heat buildup leads to failure and risks of suffering a blow out and a puncture. Worn out tires also have increased porosity and leakages thereby increasing the likelihood of punctures and blowouts. Many of the Ford Taurus tires in stock come with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors to monitor air pressure and temperature. These devices submit data to the vehicle’s computer and warn the driver when particular tires have significant under inflation.

Guides & Articles

  • TPMS Sensors
    New TPMS Sensors | The Best Choice With Your New Wheels & Tires
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors (TPMS sensors) are fitted in place on the inner surface of your wheel, inside your tire. Attached to that sensor is a valve stem that protrudes outside the tire for the purposes of adding air. A built-in pressure detector monitors tire inflation at all times when the vehicle's ignition is on. That pressure detector has its own battery and transmitter which relays information to the car's main computer. Vehicle control systems read input from all four tires, and will alert the driver via a warning light if the pressure in any one of them drops 25% or more below a pre-determined level. The idea is to give a driver an "early warning" if any tires are low, so that the tire pressures can be corrected.
    August 17, 2016
  • Tires
    You Say You Want Ridiculously Huge Tires?
    If you’re looking to improve the off-road capability of your 4X4, or simply want to give it a tougher look, larger, more aggressive tires are most likely on your wish list. To accommodate the larger tire, we’ll need to increase the height between the vehicle frame and the axles with a lift kit. Here are several advices to get the right lift kit.
    May 30, 2012
  • Tires
    The Hidden Secrets of Tires.
    Tires are hiding lots of engineering secrets inside their black rubber casings, and the variations in tire builds are endless. Even the black rubber itself is full of high tech and carefully guarded secrets. Each component in the mix contributes a specific set of properties that the manufacturer wants in the finished tire. The hidden secrets of modern tires are very difficult to uncover even when the tires are worn out.
    May 06, 2012
  • Wheels & Rims
    Are Bigger Wheels Better Wheels?
    Replacing a standard size steel wheel with the same size of cast light alloy wheel improves performance and road-holding considerably, without any reduction in comfort. Further improvement in road-holding comes with increased wheel size, combined with a corresponding reduction in the height of the tire walls, a procedure called “Plus-Sizing”.
    April 29, 2012
  • Tires
    Replacing Your Original Factory Tires 101.
    If you are not satisfied with the way your car drives, get new tires of the same size and characteristics. Look at the side of the worn-out tire and make sure that your new tires have the same key dimensions and ratings. The tire sidewall not only proudly displays the name of the manufacturer, it also features three sets of codes that give you key information about the tire.
    April 23, 2012
  • Wheels & Rims
    Original Wheels Not Good Enough?
    Many car enthusiasts fit custom wheels today. That is why there is a big market for lightweight custom wheels. Offering much more than just a look, they are available in a wide choice of designs, fitments and properties that cater to individual tastes and needs or car enthusiasts.
    April 19, 2012
  • Tires
    Tire Basics for Dummies.
    Finding the right tire to fit on a vehicle is not easy. There are different profile tires, there are different rubber compounds and there are tire tread patterns for all kinds of weather conditions. The tires you buy must have a load rating and a speed classification that fit your vehicle.
    March 27, 2012
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