Multi-wave sipes are thin, modified slits manufactured in the shoulder block of a tire. As the tire wears the two walls of a multi-wave sipe interlock, decreasing block movement and keeping more of the tire tread in contact with the road surface. The results are improved wet and dry performance as well as reduced irregular wear and noise, which can be caused by irregular wear.
Illustration of a tire cross section
Multi-wave sipes help to keep more of the tire tread in contact with the road surface. The benefits are improved wet and dry performance plus reduced irregular wear and noise.
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