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Winter Tire Storage

Winter tires are a must have during the winter if you live in Canada. Knowing the proper way to store your winter tires is essential as they are a big investment.

Follow these tips to ensure your tires have a long life:

1. Clean First Before Storing
2. Bag Them
3. Store Out Of The Sun
4. Keep Away From Chemicals Or Heat Sources
5. How To Store With Or Without Rims
6. Rent A Storage Unit

Clean First Before Storing

While using your tires, dirt, grime and brake dust accumulate on them. If you store your tires without getting all of the gunk off first, you risk damaging your tires and decreasing their life expectancy.

To clean your tires, all you need is a tire brush and some soapy water. Simply towel dry your tires when done cleaning and let them dry completely.

Bag Them

Once your tires are clean, you’ll want to keep them that way. Place each tire into a bag to protect them from dirt, dust and other contaminants. You can pick up specialty bags or even just garbage or recycling bags. Vacuum all of the excess air out of each bag then seal it with tape. This will prevent the oils in the tires from evaporating.

Store Out Of The Sun

You should never store your winter tires outside, even if they are covered up. Store your tires inside and out of direct sunlight. The heat from the sun and UV rays can cause the rubber to break down.

Keep Away From Chemicals Or Heat Sources

Wherever you decide to store your tires, make sure to keep them away from anything that generates heat. Motors, furnaces, etc., can generate ozone and damage your tires if in close contact.

Coming in contact with any chemicals, such as fuel, lubricants, solvents, etc., can severely damage your tires. Make sure to keep them far from these when putting them into storage.

How To Store With And Without Rims

When you are storing tires that are on rims, you can hang your tires from hooks or even invest in a tire rack. You can also stack them in a pile. If you choose this option, make sure to reconfigure them once a month.

The best way to store tires that are not on rims is to stand them up. Try to keep them off of the floor and make sure to rotate them once a month to keep them in good condition.

Rent A Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit is a great storage space for storing your winter tires. They will be easily accessible and with outdoor drive-up storage units or climate controlled storage units, there is one to suit your needs.

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, we offer affordable, clean and safe storage solutions. With no long-term contracts and month to month rentals, you can rent a storage unit for as long as you need for all your household storage needs.

Give one of our storage rental experts a call today at 780-651-8056 or rent or reserve a unit online.

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