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When you’re shopping for tires and you might come across some terms you don’t recognize. Whether it’s a new technology or an unfamiliar tire term, Benton’s Discount Tires is here to help.

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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Carcass:
The supporting structure of a tire. This part is made up of the tread, bead, sidewall, shoulder and ply. The plies work to keep the beads anchored on each side of the tire.

Center Bore:
The center bore is the diameter of the large hole located in the middle of the wheel.

Contact Patch:
A thick rubber part of the tire that is constantly in contact with the road. It provides traction.
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