Low-Profile Tires vs. Potholes | Consumer Reports

Low-Profile Tires Vs. Potholes | Consumer Reports 1

Big wheels and low-profile tires are a popular way to add style to your car. But do tires with shorter sidewalls have any performance benefits? And how do they stack up when faced with the scourge of winter and spring driving – the pothole? CR experts evaluate how a low-profile tire on 18-inch wheels handles a pothole on our test track compared to a more traditional 16-inch wheel with a taller sidewall tire. We also share tips on how you can avoid suffering a blowout or tire damage when driving in pothole-prone areas.

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