Posted April 29, 2019 08:11:23It’s important to remember that dry rot tyres don’t offer much in the way of protection from the elements, but they are good for the environment, according to a report from the Australian National University’s Australian Environment Institute.
The research group, which has also conducted research into the environmental impact of the tyres, found that they are a good substitute for wet rot tyres, which are more susceptible to dust and water damage.
“Dry rot tyres are good alternatives for people who want to use them on their cars, particularly in wet weather, because they don’t provide the same protection from elements such as dust and moisture,” researcher and study co-author, Mark Brown, told The Conversation.
“In addition, dry rot is cheaper than wet rot, and the cost is less than buying a replacement tyre from a shop.”
Because dry rot can be installed in a car without damaging the car, people will be less likely to install it in their own car and more likely to use it in a rental car or to buy their own dry rot tyre for their car.
“The main drawback is that dry rims are not recommended for use on wet surfaces, because their weight can compromise the grip of the tyre and can lead to sidewall damage.”
“This is why we recommend that dry tyres be used in areas where there is high moisture content and where dust and dirt will likely accumulate.”
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“This suggests that a more flexible rubber is more useful for damping than dry rams,” lead author Professor James O’Connor said.
“Our study shows that the performance benefits of dry roms are not limited to wet and dry conditions.”
We also found that the dry rama is not a barrier to dust particles.
“As a result, we believe that the benefits of wet and cold conditions outweigh the disadvantages of wet or dry raminas.”
Dry rams are typically used in Australia as part of an airbag system, but Professor Brown said they also appeared to be used for the same purposes in the US, the UK and elsewhere.
“It’s been suggested that they may have been used for vehicle airbag systems in the United States and in other countries for other purposes,” he said.”[But] we can’t rule out that they’ve been used in the same ways.”
Professor Brown said that in the future, dry ram manufacturers should be encouraged to offer a more comprehensive range of options for wet and/or cold tyres.
“They could be fitted with an alternative to the standard dry rami tyre that has more durability, better grip and less dust, so that the user can use the tyres more comfortably,” he explained.
“But at the moment, it’s unclear if they would actually do that.”
For example, it would be helpful if manufacturers offered a wet or cold tyre with a more robust rubber that would not wear down or degrade with use, or offered dry rums that would offer greater performance.
“Professor O’Conners research is being funded by the National Science Foundation.