Re: Tire Storage
I love tire topics. They are my life
Common things people dont know about tires that can help them out a ton.
There is a simple 4 digit code, the last 4 of the DOT number on the side of the tire. They represent the week and year of the tires make date.
i/e : MGSD H212 2411 - These tires were made in the 24th week of 2011.
Heat is a tires worst enemy. The one thing I ask people all the time is "does your car sit in a garage or on the driveway?" Why ask this question? because its simple Most people who buy tires and have their cars sit outside, park in the same spot all the time, and in the same way. Well if your cars drivers side faces sunset, and your car sits their forr a few hours, then come home and the suns down, well your going to have a more obvious dry rot on the side of the tire that gets the most sun. (same goes for work parking spaces)
The first couple ingredients in tire shine, actually eat away at rubber. Fun fact of the day for most people. I only use tire shine whenever I am going to a show, and never more. If you want your car to look good, use some good old fashion soap and water.
as for storing tires in the winter. There is no good or bad way to do this other than. If they are on wheels, deflate them, and lay them on their sides. If they are off the wheels, just barrel stack them. Look at it this way. My inventory holds about 2000 tires. If they can survive cold winters in a non heated warehouse, so can your tires.
Hope this helps and if we have any questions at all regarding tires. Hit me up.
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