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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 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Penny Test:
By placing a penny head first into the tread grooves of the tire, you can know if your tires need to be replaced. If you can see Lincoln’s head, the treads are worn and need to be replaced. If Lincoln’s head is covered, the tires are still good.

Plus Sizing:
Combines a wheel with larger diameter with a tired of lower aspect radio. This concept keeps the overall diameter the same size. This is an easy way to improve the appearance of a vehicle.

Ply/Plies:
Consists of inflexible cords planted in the rubber of a tire to hold its shape by preventing stretching. Plies are a key component to a tire.

Positive Camber:
When the top of a wheel is farther out than the bottom.

Positive Offset:
When the hub mounting surface is on the street side of the center line of the rim. This is the most common offset.
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