November 23rd, 2009
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Getting a hybrid or other fuel efficient car is one way to move away from a dependency on crude oil. Selecting what tires you put on your car is another.
When we think of oil, oil prices and oil consumption, most people probably think of the gasoline they put into their cars.
But petroleum is also an ingredient in many other things, like tires. Most tires aren’t made of natural rubber.
“They are made of a lot of synthetic rubber, a substance called carbon black, and other petroleum-based materials,” said Yokohama spokesman Fred Koplin.