Tires are made of layers of rubber, polyester and steel. Plies, which hold a tire's structure, are typically made of polyester cords encased in rubber. Belts made of steel wires wrap around the tire's core. The braided-s... More »

During a tire blow-out, the driver should keep the gas pedal pressed, steer in the direction of the skid, and correct the steering to bring the car back into line. After regaining control, the driver should ease off the ... More »

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Some manufacturers that produce cheaper mud terrain tires similar to Super Swamper tires are Dunlop, General Tire and Green Diamond. Less expensive mud terrain tires, designated with 'MT' on their sidewalls, do not have ... More »

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Manufacturers produce rubber mulch by buying large amounts of junk tires, removing the steel belting and shredding the remaining rubber into small pieces. Depending on the type of shredder a company uses, rubber mulch is... More »

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The major differences between winter tires and mixed tires are the type of rubber used to make them and the tread patterns on the tires. Winter tires use a thick, flexible rubber that stays soft in cold weather and many ... More »

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Emterra recycles rubber tires. These used tires are first separated into fiber, either polyester or nylon, steel and crumb rubber before recycling. Some of the recycled rubber tires products include safety walkways, rubb... More »

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Road Hugger GT Eco tires feature a special rubber tread compound that improves fuel efficiency by lowering rolling resistance. The tires also enhance handling and stability across a range of speeds by using a five-rib pa... More »

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