bead tire


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • dual bead tire — Heavy service and large truck tires using two or more sets of bead wires in each bead rather than one …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bead — [1] The portion of a tire which fits onto the rim of the wheel. On a tubeless tire, the contact of the bead with the rim seals the air into the tire. Bead heel, bead sole, and bead toe form a foot like shape. Also see tire bead. [2] A small ball… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tire — The rubber part of the wheel which contacts the ground. The construction can be bias plybias belted or radial. The plies are made of rayon, nylon, and polyester. Belting can be fiberglass steel, or kevlar. The rest of the tire is hard rubber. See …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Tire bead — is the term for the edge of a tire that sits on the wheel. Wheels for automobiles, bicycles, etc. are made with a small slot or groove for the tire bead to sit in. When the tire is properly inflated the air pressure within the tire keeps the bead …   Wikipedia

  • Tire uniformity — refers to the dynamic mechanical properties of pneumatic tires as strictly defined by a set of measurement standards and test conditions accepted by global tire and car makers. These measurement standards include the parameters of radial force… …   Wikipedia

  • bead — [bēd] n. [ME bede, prayer, prayer bead < OE bed < biddan, to pray, ask: see BID1] 1. a small, usually round piece of glass, wood, metal, etc., pierced for stringing 2. [pl.] ROSARY (sense 1a) 3. [pl.] a string of beads; necklace …   English World dictionary

  • Tire — This article is about tires used on road vehicles, including pneumatic tires and solid tires. For railroad tires, see railway tires. For other uses, see tire (disambiguation) or tyre.Tires, or tyres (in American and British English, respectively) …   Wikipedia

  • Tire manufacturing — Pneumatic tires are manufactured according to relatively standardized processes and machinery, in around 450 tire factories in the world. Over 1 billion tires are manufactured annually, making the tire industry the majority consumer of natural… …   Wikipedia

  • Tire iron — A tire iron (tyre iron, or tyre lever, in British English) is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires that have inner tubes.Tire irons usually come in pairs, or threes, and are used to pry the edge of a tire away from the rim of the… …   Wikipedia

  • bead — beadlike, adj. /beed/, n. 1. a small, usually round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with others of its kind in necklaces, rosaries, etc. 2. beads, a. a necklace of beads: You don t have your beads on …   Universalium

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