Foley Sound Design for Screeching Tires Using a Hot Water Bottle

I saw a video of foley artists on Youtube and that they make screech car tire sounds using this hot water bottle technique. I thought, “I need to do that!” and ordered one on Amazon. Whelp. It was latex not rubber and didn’t screech at all. So, I bought one at CVS. Same thing. I gave up, figuring that they didn’t sell rubber anymore (turns out, a lot of people are allergic to rubber, but not latex, which is why companies made the switch.).

Then, randomly, I was at my local grocery store, an Albertson’s, and I was near the first aid aisle, so I decided to check. Lo and behold! Voila! Hurray! Now I can’t wait for the next time I need screeching tires.