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Little known facts about tires

October 11 2015 15:00  1892 views
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The wheel, the greatest invention that has revolutionized our living. Then came the rubber wheels, aka the tire as we all know it now only to add to our comfort and ease our transportation. Let’s take a small round on the history of this beloved “Tire”:

The first cars used artillery wheels, the tire was directly fastened to the wheel. Good luck finding a place that can change that tires in Lebanon!

From the age of 0 to 25 years, all tires were white! The side effect that made the tires white was due to the zinc oxide that was added to the rubber for strength. Can you image white tires in Lebanon drifting on our beautiful white snow?

Recent recycling programs melt the rubber for asphalt, shred them for garden mulch and even some great DIY projects were launched based on recycled tires knowing that over 250 million tires are discarded each year. Some companies even make new tires out of old tires. Can you think of an alternative use for the tires in Lebanon?

Bridgestone was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi, whose name means "stone bridge." Prior to founding the company, Ishibashi, along with his brother, had led the family clothing business. How would we change into our winter tires in Lebanon if they didn’t switch industries!

Before World War II, Bridgestone's business—like that of other major Japanese industrial concerns—was focused on supplying military requirements; Now, however, Bridgestone is the leading tire manufacturer worldwide.

The very first Bridgestone tire was produced on April 9th, 1930, by the Japan “Tabi” socks Tire Division. 32 years later, Bridgestone’s distributor, Mr. Ahmad El-Sawi Zantout, quickly attained the status of top national tire supplier in Lebanon.

I sure hope that you enjoyed those 6 random facts about Tires! And a kind reminder to all of you driving old tires this upcoming winter season in Lebanon: Buy new tires, buy winter tires! To make it easier for you, now with the Bridgestone Application you can check all kinds of new tires for sale in lebanon available at Bridgestone Lebanon, check your tires, consult with your server provider and many other services.

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