Storing your summer tyres
Now that winter is approaching, you may be starting to switch your vehicles summer tyres for winter ones. this is something many drivers choose to do to ensure their safety as the months get colder. Although the changing the tyres themselves may initially seem like the hardest part, the storage of the summer tyres may be difficult. Storing tyres must be done correctly to ensure you make the most of them, it can increase their lifespan and save you money.
Where should I store my summer tyres?
Summer tyres are designed to be better in heat, they do this by having a softer rubber and less elasticity. Although this works well in the summer heat, when in storage in the cold it leaves them more prone to cracking and deflation. In order to avoid the cold and the consequences that go along with it, winter tyres are ideally stored in an area of a house. This may be a spare bedroom ideally or a loft or garage attached to the home where heat shall still reach them. If you cannot store tyres in a place that will not damage them a tyre hotel may be recommended where your summer tyres will remain in optimum conditions until you need to change them over again.
Where should I store my winter tyres?
Winter tyres receive damage from the suns UV rays and also heat cause damage. Winter tyres should be stored in a cool and dry spot such as a garage. For winter tyres it is advised to allow oxygen to get to them- an area that is well ventilated is ideal (for example garage windows could be left open to at as a ventilation system). Once again if you do not have an area that can be used for winter tyre storage, a tyre hotel may be of use and something worth looking into. When in storage the tyres should be stored stacked on top of each other horizontally if the wheels have been left on and vertically if wheels are not left on.
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