When vehicles were originally equipped with pneumatic tires back in the early 1900s, the most challenging problem was getting the tires to withstand cuts, punctures, penetrations and blowouts. Back then, a tire in excellent shape would only average about 1,000 miles before wearing out, but because the roads were unpaved and riddled with hazards, mostContinue reading »
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Nine Lives: Buses and Retread Tires
Thanks to today’s modern advances in technology, materials and manufacturing processes, the tires used on public buses are stronger and more durable than ever before. Manufacturers of bus tires specifically design their products for multiple lives, meaning the tires are designed with the intention of eventually being retreaded. Tire retreading enables bus fleets both commercialContinue reading »