Proper storage techniques and care are vital to maximizing the lifespan of your tyres and to maintaining their performance.
Tyres should be stored in: -
- A cool, dry, place,
- Away from direct sunlight, ideally indoors in order to minimize the risk of damage.
Some of damages associated with poor storage include: -
- Liquid contamination,
Water could collect inside and percolate into the steel cords thereby causing the steel cords to rust. Rusted steel codes pose a disintegration risk.
The following factors will contribute to the deterioration of tyres.
- Air currents,
- Oils, fuels and solvents,
- Ozone (from electrical generators and arc welders),
- Dust and dirt.
Prevent exposure to these when storing your tyres.
Tyres exposed to these factors for a prolonged time during storage or driving may weaken and suddenly fail.