Quiz: Wheels And Tires

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This quiz is about testing the basic knowledge of wheels and tires. If you are a professional wannabe, then this quiz is for you. It focuses on various essential parts of wheels and tires that are responsible for the proper functionality of a vehicle. So, take this test and get to know what you didn't.


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  • 1. 
    More plies in a tire improve the ride quality of the tire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A tire valve is a specially designed opening that allows a tire to be inflated and then automatically closes to prevent air from escaping. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A tire with an A temperature rating has the best temperature resistance. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Overinflation of a tire causes excessive wear on the outer edges of the tread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Tires and wheels must be balanced statically and dynamically.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When checking air pressure, always refer to the tire sidewall, because this is the most accurate air pressure reading.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A tire designated with the letter T is for heavy trucks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When a radial tire bulges on the sidewall, this means that the tire is underinflated all the time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The DOT number on the tire tells the technician the exact date the tire was made to the minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The TPMS must be on all new vehicles starting with the 2008 model year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Technician A says that the tires on most passenger vehicles are hard solid rubber. Technician B says the tires on most forklifts are pneumatic tires. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B.

  • 12. 
    Technician A says that alloy wheels are called mags or magnesium wheels. Technician B says alloy wheels are lighter and dissipate heat more effectively. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B.

  • 13. 
    The _________ seat is the edge of the rim that creates a seal between the tire bead and the wheel.
    • A. 

      Rim

    • B. 

      Bead

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Disc

  • 14. 
    The purpose of a drop center rim is that it:
    • A. 

      Is lighter.

    • B. 

      Allows for exact fit.

    • C. 

      Allows for tire removal and fitting.

    • D. 

      Allows for cooler wheels.

  • 15. 
    The tire must be an exact fit on the rim to:
    • A. 

      Ensure the tire and rim will seal the air in a tubeless tire.

    • B. 

      Transfer forces between the tire and wheel without slipping or chafing.

    • C. 

      Prevent the tire from turning on the rim.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    Technician A says that wheel offset is the distance from the hub mounting to the centerline of the wheel. Technician B says that rim width and diameter can also be stated in millimeters. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A.

    • B. 

      Tech B.

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Techs A nor B.

  • 17. 
    Technician A says that all lugs nuts must be torqued. Technician B says that all lug nuts must be properly sequenced. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A.

    • B. 

      Tech B.

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Techs A nor B.

  • 18. 
    The principle that allows your car to stop is:
    • A. 

      Rubber in the tires.

    • B. 

      Friction.

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force.

    • D. 

      Ply rating.

  • 19. 
    The part of the tire that makes contact with the road is the:
    • A. 

      Cords

    • B. 

      Plies

    • C. 

      Inner liner

    • D. 

      Tread

  • 20. 
    A green valve stem cap indicates that the tires are:
    • A. 

      Green design.

    • B. 

      Filled with nitrogen.

    • C. 

      Filled with helium.

    • D. 

      Filled with hydrogen.

  • 21. 
    Technician A says a tire with a Z speed rating has the highest possible speed rating. Technician B says that tire speed ratings give the legal cover for speeding. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A.

    • B. 

      Tech B.

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Techs A nor B.

  • 22. 
    The aspect ratio of a tire is:
    • A. 

      The width of a tire.

    • B. 

      The rim diameter.

    • C. 

      How much air is required to inflate the tire.

    • D. 

      The ratio of height to width.

  • 23. 
    When inspecting tires on the car, you should check for all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Wear.

    • B. 

      Inflation pressure.

    • C. 

      Punctures.

    • D. 

      Inner lining damage.

  • 24. 
    Tires can be balanced by the _____________ method.
    • A. 

      Static.

    • B. 

      Dynamic.

    • C. 

      Road force.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 25. 
    Technician A says that a tire will increase or decrease 1 psi for every 10 degrees of temperature. Technician B says that if the vehicle has been driven to warm the tires, you must adjust the air pressure down to the manufacturer's recommended pressure. Who is correct? 
    • A. 

      Tech A.

    • B. 

      Tech B.

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B.

    • D. 

      Neither Techs A nor B.