Tires are critical to the safety of your vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs at highway speeds or in a vehicle with a high center of gravity. To learn more aboutpreventing tire damage, visit our TreadSmart center. If you need new tires, visit our Tires by Vehicle page to find the best new tires for your ride.