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New tire break-in period

Tire break in period— why they need a break in period Tires are made with multiple components, including different types of rubber, steel and fabric. The components are assembled and then put under high pressure inside a mold where hot steam is injected to bond the materials together and vulcanize the rubber. To aid in the tire’s release from the mold, the mold is pre-treated with a slippery release agent and that slippery material sticks to the outer surface of the tire. That release agent must wear off the tire … Read More

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