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Tire dry rot — causes

What causes tire dry rot? Dry rot has many names but the same causes If your tires have cracks in the sidewall, shoulder area and between the tread blocks, chances are you have tire dry rot. Tire cracks are also referred to as Sidewall Weathering, Weather Checking,  Weather Cracking, or Ozone Cracking. #1 Cause of dry rot tire cracking Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays. UV degrades rubber and the synthetic materials used in your tires. To determine if the tire cracks are caused by sun exposure, simply compare … Read More

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