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SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin
Industrie: Automotive
Number of terms: 4452
Number of blossaries: 1
Company Profile:
Tires with lower sidewalls and wider treads that yield better traction on surfaces such as sand and soft soil found in watery, off-road situations.
Industry:Automotive
A combination of raw materials blended according to carefully developed procedures. The rubber compound is specially adapted to the performance required of each type of tire.
Industry:Automotive
Also called maximum performance, ultra-high-performance, etc., offer a superior degree of handling, grip, and cornering ability than standard tires. High-performance tires are also rated for operation at higher speeds than non-high-performance tires.
Industry:Automotive
The amount a wheel moves in and out, away from its true center as it is rotated. If runout is excessive, the wheel can be seen to wobble as it rotates.
Industry:Automotive
Layer of rubber below grooves that anchor the tread blocks to the casing plies for increased grip, steering response, and optimal handling.
Industry:Automotive
The height of a tire, measured from its rim to its outer tread.
Industry:Automotive
Also called summer tires; designed for wet-and-dry weather driving, but not for use on snow and ice.
Industry:Automotive
The distance between the outside of a tire’s sidewalls, not including any lettering or designs.
Industry:Automotive
Wheels are manufactured to fit either the hub or the lugs. Hub-centric wheels match the hub hole of a custom wheel perfectly to the diameter of the hub of the vehicle.
Industry:Automotive
When the tire is cornering, torque created at the road contact patch acts at a point somewhat to the rear of the actual wheel center due to pneumatic trail. This has the same effect as positive caster and tends to force the wheel back to the straight-ahead position.
Industry:Automotive