The best tyre brands, Inspired by Australia’s Tree Frogs?

So it’s obvious to all of us that tyres are what keeps us stuck to the road, but how do they do this, you may be wondering?

What has a tree frog got to do with the Best Tyre Brands?

Well the traction on the foot of a tree frog works very similar to that of a car tyre. The tree frog has pads on the bottom of their feet which are divided into tiny flat sections that work just like the tread of a tyre.

Spaces between the tread on your tyres allow the tyre to be able to grip to the road just a like a tree frog will grip to a window, branch or plant.

Why your tyres and frogs feet aren’t smooth…

If the base of the tree frogs feet or the tyres on your car were smooth think about how that would work. Would the tree frog be able to grip to the slippery reeds by the lake? Would your car stay on the road in the rain? Try and think about your slipperiest pair of shoes, now go and look at the soles. Most likely they will be extremely smooth with little to no gaps in the rubber sole. And when it rains we usually choose not to wear those shoes because we will slip.

So if your tyres have insufficient or an illegal amount of tread then they are going to tend to slip out as you accelerate around the corner or need to brake quickly. The tread on your tyres is what’s keeping you stuck to the road and keeping you safe, same with the bottom of the tree frogs foot, without this grip both the tree frog and you are in serious trouble.

So don’t take the risk or brush off the importance of having safe tyres.

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Kevin Wood

About the Author

Kevin has been at the forefront of the tyre industry for over 20 years. Kevin's speciality is in industrial and commercial tyres including the management and upkeep of fleets. Kevin has worked with vehicles his whole career from painting, mechanical, suspension and panel beating he has also spent time in the Australia Army as a driver. He has driven all size of vehicles throughout his career so understands the demands placed on drivers.