How to store your tyres

By Chris Norman
on August 21, 2018 11:16:01 AM BST

How to store your tyres

By Chris Norman
on August 21, 2018 11:16:01 AM BST

It's important to know that you shouldn’t keep tyres outside or unused on a vehicle for more than a month as this can have a negative effect and a negative impact on their performance. It’s also advised to rotate the tyres the following year to even out wear and tear so make note of which tyres are the front and rear before storing them.

It is advised to wash and clean them with water then dry them carefully to avoid corrosion before storage.

You can purchase special bags to protect them further.

  • Store them in a cool place away from direct sunlight and sources of heat to prevent the tyres from ‘Cracking’
  • Garages, basements and sheds are ideal for storing tyres
  • Store tyres on clean dry surfaces free from grease, fuel or other substances that could deteriorate the rubber

What is the best short term storage solution?

You can store tyres short term by stacking the tyres as long as the pile doesn’t go higher than 4ft. Avoid storing them directly on the floor. If you are looking for a long-term solution, you should store your tyres vertically on a rack. Ensure the rack leaves a 4 inch gap from the ground.

 

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