When switching your tyres from summer tyres to winter tyres and vice versa, it is important to correctly store those tyres that are now not in use.
When tyres are not mounted on the vehicle it is important that they must be stored properly to avoid any damage.
If you do not keep the tyres stored correctly, they are likely to develop defects. These deficiencies can compromise safety and reduce the durability of the tyres.
Tyres ideally should be stored in a cool, dark and dry environment when they are not in use.
Sunlight can cause damage and result in coarse pores or ruptures of the rubber. Swelling of the rubber can occur if they come into contact with substances such as fats, oils, acids, or solvents.
Deformation of the tyre can also occur as a result of the tyre sitting in a pile for long periods of time. When tyres are stacked during storage, excessive pressure on the lower tyres can cause tears in the tread groove.
Ideally each tyre should be carefully stored in specially designed tyre racks, and only complete car wheels (tyres on rims) can be stored lying one above the other.
The correct storage of tyres will ensure a longer life which will ultimately save you money on replacements.
At Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton we have the facility to provide a tyre storage service, which will include an initial inspection of the tyre to ensure it has sufficient tread depth and has no obvious damage.
If you would like to discuss the option of tyre storage, call our team at Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton