Why does traveling fast heat a car's tires?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    Why does traveling fast heat a car's tires?


  2. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    I'm no expert but I guess it has to do with friction.  Now add to this the heat from the road and it will surely make your tires hot.

  3. Sam Crow profile image82
    Sam Crowposted 6 years ago

    Every part of a rolling tire flattens out repeatedly under the weight of the car and springs back into its circular shape. The constant change of shape means that work is done on the tire by the car, and this work is transformed into heat. For the same reason a thick iron wire becomes hot at the bend if bent quickly to and fro.