How dangerous are Aging Tires?
The Danger of Aging Tires Even though the tire industry still spends thousands of dollars to defeat legislation that would require tires be inspected on the basis of age, there is plenty of evidence that proves the danger of tire aging. During the investigation that lead to the death of actor Paul Walker, the California…Read More
Tire Aging: What Regulatory Changes are Being Made?
Tire Aging At the Society of Automotive Engineers’ annual government-industry conference, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety standards engineer presented a summary of the agency’s tire aging work, although they are not producing and regulatory changes. The issue began back over ten years ago with the Ford Firestone rollover scandal. Although the Firestone tires…Read More
What you didn’t know about your spare tire
What you didn’t know about your spare tire Tire aging is the result of thermo-oxidative degradation in the internal rubber that bonds the tire belts together. It is something that occurs over time and gets worse with heat. These forces can cause the rubber in between the steel belts to separate, ultimately resulting in the tread…Read More