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Why Are Tyres Always Black In Colour?

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Have you ever wondered why car tyres are black?

Why does every tyre manufacturers go for the generic black look instead of something more exciting such as red or green?

Cars themselves come in dozens of colours, but why not tyres? Well, we will explain it below.2930





The rubber that tyres are made from is milky white in colour. However, carbon black is added to the rubber as a stabilizing chemical compound. This is what makes the tyre black.

Carbon black is combined with other polymers to create the tyre’s tread compound. The addition of carbon black to the rubber increases the durability and strength of the tyre while darkening its colour.

Carbon black is an important additive to the tyre as it can extend the tyre’s lifespan. It does this by conducting the heat away from the parts of the car that tend to get very hot during driving, such as the belt areas and the tread.

Carbon black also protects the tyre from the damaging effects of UV light and ozone. These two known elements 30contribute to the deterioration of the tyre. And because carbon black makes the tyre stronger, it leads to a more reliable drive. This, in turn, keeps the driver of the car safer.

When it comes to looks, although black may be considered boring, they are definitely easier to clean. If tyres were lighter in colour, it would be hard to keep them looking clean and nice. You might spend hours getting off the smears and smudges after a long road trip. So, the black colour of the tyre is a practical choice where cleaning matters are concerned.

In short, tyres are not there for beauty but for functionality.  Tyres facilitate improved handling, comfort, and braking power. And most people would prefer a safe tyre to a beautiful one any day.





So, if you want beauty, you can add attractive rims or hubcaps.





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