There’s more to a tire than just a round and black piece of rubber. You probably don’t think much of them but they play an integral part in your driving experience. There are 8 interesting facts about tires that you should know.
First, the original color of the tire is white. It was when they added carbon black to improve the longevity and road wear abrasion. It was Vogue Tyres of Chicago that made the world’s first whitewall tire. It was a result of carbon black tread melted with a zinc white sidewall. Goodyear experimented with an illuminated tire but it wasn’t able to leave the show circuit.