Tire Testing

Understanding the performance of tires and tire mechanics is critical in determining their influence on the ride, handling and safety of cars, commercial vehicles and airplanes. With over 90 years of expertise in rubber testing, Smithers Rapra provides custom tire analysis and standard testing to meet your requirements.

Smithers recognizes the importance and legislative demands for accurate tire mechanics and assists businesses and individuals with tire testing to understand tire construction, material selection and lifetime expectations. Extensive physical testing of tires in our tire testing lab is supported by compound development, analysis and a full failure analysis service.

Smithers whole tire testing and material analysis laboratories are well equipped to perform a broad range of testing protocols and industry standard evaluations including:

  • Government Compliance (i.e. FMVSS, CMVSS, NOM, etc.)passenger tire rolling resistance testing
  • OEM Design Validation Requirements
  • Accelerated Aging
  • Failure Analysis and Forensics
  • Burst Tests
  • Footprint
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Characterization for Modeling
  • Force and Moment
  • Indoor Tread Weatruck tire rolling resistance laboratoryr
  • Laboratory Tire Analysis
  • Laser Tread Profilometry (CTWIST)
  • OTR
  • Rolling Resistance
  • Snow and Ice Traction
  • Traction / Tread Wear / Noise
  • Subjective Ride and Handling

The types of tires we test in our laboratories include:

  • Passenger and Light truck
  • Agriculture
  • Military and Defense
  • OTR
  • Fleet
  • Specialty
  • Tire valves

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