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Buying tires is harder than it looks — here’s everything you need to know

Tires are an overlooked, yet critical, part of your car. Buying new ones can be confusing, so we've created a simple breakdown.
The new Ford Explorer.

The new Ford Explorer can be equipped with tires that can repair themselves

The tires can handle nail-and-screw-type punctures by using an embedded rubber compound to patch holes on the fly.
Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

Autonomous services could expand the number of fleet-owned-and-operated vehicles.Those fleets could need new tires much more often.

A Michelin tire expert explains why winter tires are worth the extra cost

Winter tires are specially designed to deal with snow, slush, ice, and low temperatures. A good set can cost more than $500, before installation.

NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that ‘remembers’ its shape

NASA's redesigned rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy — a material that can be deformed and return back to shape.
Colin Creager works on the latest version of the shape-memory alloy spring tire designed for roving on Mars.

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory

Engineers at NASA have reinvented the wheel by making a nearly invincible woven-mesh design that "remembers" its ideal shape and springs back into form.