We've made mention of how important tires are before, but it seems that some people out there still haven't really gotten the message, so we got on the phone with two engineers from Bridgestone. The men we spoke to are Kurt Berger, a summer and all-season tire engineer, and Anant Gandhi, a winter tire engineer.

Your tires are the only part of your car that actually interacts with the road (in the most literal sense), so shouldn't they be first priority? There's a reason that F1 cars don't just go to that shady shop that sells mis-matched sets of used tires across from the Check-Into-Cash. Let us explain the multiple reasons why with 10 Things You Need to Know About Tires.

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