Name: Gary B. P.
Date: February 2004
At what temperature does a car tire melt and at what temperature does asphalt
Neither tire rubber nor asphalt "melt" in the usual sense of the term. They soften over a range
of temperature depending upon the composition. Asphalt will 'flow' if it is hot enough but that
is not usually considered "melting" which is usually confined to cases where the transition
occurs at a sharp temperature.