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Tire antenna tread — tire grounding strip

Tire antenna tread is a grounding strip to dissipate static charge Tire makers have modified the rubber compounds in their tires to decrease rolling resistance and increase traction. To accomplish that they’ve added silica and reduced carbon black. However, that has caused some problems with static electricity buildup in the vehicle. In the past, carbon black in tires helped dissipate static charge. With the reduction in the use of carbon black, customers started to complain about static shock when moving in and out of the vehicle. Tire makes add a … Read More

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