The Science Behind Using Fire To Mount Car Tires

The Science Behind Using Fire To Mount Car Tires

Videos of people lighting their tires on fire using matches and lighter fluid have long gone viral. Incredibly enough, this spectacle isn’t just for show — It can prove practical in an emergency when your tire has become flat and no longer forms a seal with your wheels — a broken bead.

This video delves into the science behind setting tire beads that have become unseated and mounting a tire on a wheel using a controlled explosion…

See Also: How To Break a Tire Bead Quickly and Safely with Common Tools

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