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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 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
D.O.T. Number:
A number sequence required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to be printed into the sidewall of a tire for identification and to verify the tire meets all standards.

Directional Tread:
Grooves in the tread that cause a tire to favor one direction. Directional treads usually help push water away from the center of a tire and are only used on one side of the vehicle.

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