In this installment of “The Feds,” we take a look at what federal tires are, why they are important, and what you should know before buying federal tires.
Read more Federal tires have come a long way since the 1960s, when the government banned federal regulation of tires.
They’ve gained popularity over the years as tire manufacturers have developed new designs, and there’s been an influx of new tires that fit into this era.
What are federal tires?
Federal tires are manufactured by various tire manufacturers under the umbrella of the United States Tire and Rubber Corporation.
Federal tire standards were introduced in 1975.
Federal standards require that tires must be made in a country that’s free of pollution and that they must meet certain criteria.
The criteria include the following:Tire materials must be produced in an industrial plant with minimum safety standards and be manufactured and sold in a manner that’s minimally hazardous to humans.
Tires must be designed to be used in conditions in which human health and safety are protected.
Tire size must not exceed 40 inches, and tread width must not be less than 10 millimeters.
Tire width must be at least 60 millimeters wide.
Tires must not contain any material that would cause a tire to become punctured, shredded, or otherwise degraded in its manufacture.
Federal regulations also require that a tire meet certain specifications for longevity.
Federal regulations also prohibit the use of chemicals in tires.
Federal tire manufacturers can use all kinds of tires for government vehicles and for personal use.
Tampons, baby wipes, and other personal hygiene products can be purchased as federal-regulated tires.
The tires can be manufactured in a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, aluminum alloy, aluminum-alloy, carbon fiber, and carbon fiber-alloys.
Tubes and bearings are made in the United Kingdom and Germany.
The materials that are used for these materials are generally made of aluminum and/or aluminum alloy.
Federal rules require that federal-produced tires meet all the following safety requirements:Tires may not exceed maximum tread depth (VTD), or maximum lateral clearance (CVD), for vehicles of a given weight class.
Tides are required to conform to VTD or CVD of 30 mm or greater.
Tired tires must meet a maximum tire width (WT) that is no less than 60 millimeter (or 40 inches for a 40-inch tire).
Tires that are at least twice as wide as the recommended maximum width (MBW) must meet an MBW of 60 mm or less.
Tired tires that are less than four times the width of the recommended width must meet the same safety requirements as the standard width.
Tread widths must be no less that 60 mm for tires that exceed a specified diameter (D) of 12 mm.
Tread width must also not exceed the recommended wheel diameter (W) of 5.0 millimeters (4 inches).
Tire must be in a standard or standard-rated material, or have a standard-rating (SRP) that meets the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).
Federal regulations require that Federal tires be made with materials that meet the following specifications:Tired rubber must not meet the specifications of the VTD and/ or CVS.
Tearing, rubbing, and/oiling must not occur.
Tinted rubber must meet both of the following conditions:All tires must have a tread depth of 40 mm or more for vehicles weighing at least 500 kilograms or a weight of at least 250 kilograms.
All tires shall have tread widths no less then 6.5 millimeters and not less than 4.0 mm (2 inches) for tires weighing at the minimum weight specified in the FMVSS.
Tampons are made by American Tire & Rubber Corporation (ATR), and the tires are used in more than 25,000 miles of passenger cars, trucks, buses, and light trucks across the United and Canada.
ATR is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Tubeless tires can also be made by the tire manufacturers themselves.
Tresas are produced by companies that specialize in specialty tires.
For example, a tire manufacturer can make a particular tire that fits into a particular category of vehicles, or it can make tires that conform to specific tire size and wheel diameter specifications.
Tiers are based on the number of treads per unit of width.
For instance, a 4.6-liter tire is rated at a 4-inch diameter and a 5.5-liter with a 5-inch wheel diameter.
Tresas with treads up to 6.8 inches can be used on certain types of vehicles.
For these tires, a T-shaped tire is a standard tire and an O-shaped is a premium tire.
Tuners can be made for all types of tires, but most tuners have a “T” in their name.
A T-sized tire is