Thursday, March 15, 2012

Which Tires Hydroplane More Easily?

Q: Do low profile tires tend to hydroplane more than regular tires?

A: Hydroplaning is a function of tire footprint, all other things being equal, a tire with a wider footprint will tend to hydroplane more. If the low-profile tire is wider, it will indeed hydroplane more easily. If the tire is low-profile, but has the same tread width, no.


  1. thanks for clearing that up, I have been looking at getting a set of low profile tyres from Though i was going to wait till have winter, I have had issues before with a low profile tyre an snow.