Flawless braking performance requires topmost and equal traction at all four wheels. Preferably, a vehicle should have similar tires at all four wheels, but the ideal model rarely exists. Because gnawing between the tires and the road stops the car, troubleshooting brake problems must include attention to tire design, size, inflation pressure, and other factors.
The area of the tread contact patch and the overall diameter and radius of the tire are two tire size factors that have an instant effect on braking. The contact patch area is set on by tire section width, diameter, and inflation pressure. If tires with contrasting contact patch areas are mounted on the same axle, the tire with the smaller contact patch area will try to lock up first and skid. The automobile will try to pivot around the tire with the larger contact patch, and the driver will complain of a pull to that side. Tires and braking go hand in hand.