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Parts of a Car Wheel


Even the most most advanced cars on the road rely entirely on a simple machine: the wheel. Where the proverbial rubber meets the road, wheel structure and function make a car move smoothly from point A to point B and back. However, this important feature of the carcomprises only a few simple parts that, despite differences in style or structure, provide essentially the same functions from wheel to wheel.


The wheel’s outer covering is called the tire. Typically made out of rubber, tires provide cushioned support for the weight of the car, traction control for moving and stopping, along with a replaceable barrier between rim and road. Tires come in a variety of shapes and sizes that depend on the type of car to which you attach them. The section that comes into contact with the road, called the tread area,…