All other things being equal, a car with wider tyres is less likely to skid on a dry road than one with narrower tyres. As answers on related topics have made clear, the simple formula $F=\mu N$ does not apply to car tyres. We observe that when a car skids on a dry road, some rubber is left on the road.

Is the failure of traction in a skid caused by slipping of rubber against the road surface, or by the failure of the rubber to hold together under the high shear stress?


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