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Interesting Facts About Tires
Elements That Make Up an Excellent Tire:
Tires are made up of a naturally white rubber in which carbon black (pigment) is added to increase the strength and durability of the rubber. It also resists hot spots on the tires.
Also, tires constitute various metals such as titanium and cobalt along with fabrics such as nylon, rayon, and polyester.
Development of An Illuminated Tire:
In the early 1960s, an illuminated tire came into being. It was developed from a transparent rubber with 18 light bulbs wired and equipped into the center of the inner rim. In the dark, illuminated tires glowed like a star whereas they looked a little odd in the daytime. The drawback of these tires was that the rubber was too expensive, so they ended up being only a prototype. It was uneconomical as lights became invisible just after the tires got dirty.
Proper Vehicle Safety:
Over-inflated tires cause the risk of explosive decompression. General conditions of the tires and tread depth are also essential parameters to be observed for safety. Worn out tires affect the safety margins and run the real risk of rupturing.
Therefore, manuals provided with instructions should be followed to check and maintain the safety and efficacy of tires.
Experts at Continental Tires are testing the first-ever tires whose tread is made of Russian dandelion rubber as a polymer. The benefit of using dandelion over traditional rubber trees is that dandelion rubber can be grown in a year while a traditional rubber tree takes up to seven years to grow. Continental Tires plan to launch the first-ever dandelion rubber consumer tires within the next five to ten years.