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The Rim Protect Guard.
This week's tire safety tip: The Rim Protect Guard.
Also called rim protect barrier or just rim guard, is a protrusion in the lower part of the sidewall. The rim guard is found in low profile tires, usually 55 series or lower, to protect your precious (read: expensive!) rims from minor scratches.
If you miscalculated parallel parking in curbs, the protruded part of the tire should hit first before it touches the rim. Still, this is not an excuse for unsafe driving habits.