As reports some motorists in these periods are faced with unpleasant surprises, when, having brought on the tire still not badly worn tires from last season, they will know that they are not suitable for further operation. And not because the tread is worn out, but because rubber "was old, cracked and can no longer provide a sufficient level of safety on the road.Such a situation can be avoided by ensuring that the normal conditions for off-season storage of rubber.

There are three basic rules that must be observed when storing tires:

1) Before seasonal removing the tire, each must be marked exactly where she stood and where it was directed. If the tread is directional and tires will be stored on disks - just mark the front and rear axle. This is ideally suited caps of different colors on the spool (e.g., the front wheels are black on the back green or Nickel). The caps You buy any tire for a penny.

2) Immediately after removing the tire, they must thoroughly wash and dry, removing stones and other objects stuck in the tread structure. You can then handle the special chemistry for the conservation of tires (not to be confused with the means to restore the color of the tires - they contain a solvent and preservative are not suitable). You should not treat lightly this recommendation: the dirt left from the road on Your wheels will significantly accelerate the aging process of rubber.

3) do you Need plastic bags for storage - decide for yourself, depending on the conditions in which the tires will be stored. The only time - if tires are stored on a stamped metal discs, bags do not need to close tightly, otherwise the accumulating condensate will accelerate corrosion of the disc.

That is bad for your tires?

Tires are made from rubber, but because they fear three things: direct sunlight, high temperature and water (humidity). Therefore, in order not to have to throw a good condition of a tyre, they must be stored in a dark, dry room air temperature which is not higher than 20-25 degrees Celsius.

It is also important that this room was not sudden temperature changes, which cause condensation, and that there wasn't a lot of dust and dirt, which do not increase tire longevity.

If the rubber is dry (direct sunlight or temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius), it cracks appear, which significantly weaken the overall strength that can lead (and often leads to rupture of the tire while driving. The unpleasant fact that not always these cracks can be seen by the eyes, so you may not even know that Your wheels are not so reliable as when they were new.