Originally Posted by 2string1
Do new tires need breaking in?
For winter driving they do. Their is a top layer installed during the factory process which is the last coat applied. The old rule of the thumb was you needed to have at least 250 miles on it in order to have the designed traction goal. The layer will rub off. Today's tires seem to breaking in much faster. My current set, broke in around 100 miles.
For the other three seasons, to my knowledge I have not heard anything about that. My experience, it all depends on the tire. The better tires on dry pavement grip as it is designed for. It wet weather, again it depends how the tire was designed for hydroplaning.
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