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How to store winter tyres

If you need to store your winter tyres during the summer months, it is important to consider How and where to store winter tyres in the UK.

Tyres which are stored incorrectly risk being damaged or deteriorating. If this happens, they may no longer be of use.

Choosing a storage location

When storing winter tyres, it's important to choose the right location. You'll want to look for a cool, dry, and dark space where the tyres won't be exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources.

This could be a garage, a shed, or a storage unit.

Preparing the tyres

Before storing the tyres, make sure they are clean and dry. Use a mild detergent and water to remove any dirt or grime.

Once the tyres are clean, dry them off completely with a towel or let them air dry. Avoid using any chemical cleaners as they can damage the rubber.

Storing the tyres

When storing the tyres, make sure they are not stacked on top of each other, as this can cause flat spots to develop. Instead, lay them flat or hang them vertically using a tyre rack.

If you're storing them for a long period, it's also a good idea to rotate the tyres every few months to prevent flat spots from developing.

Protecting the tyres

To protect the tyres from sunlight and other damaging elements, cover them with a tarp or tyre covers. This will also keep them clean and prevent dust from accumulating.

Final Tips

It's important to store winter tyres properly to maintain their quality and prolong their lifespan.

Make sure to check the tyres for any damage or punctures before storing them, as well as the tread depth, to ensure they are in good condition when you take them out of storage. And don't forget to properly inflate the tyres before using them again.