Starting from April 1 until November 1, by law, your vehicle needs summer car tires. If you continue to use seasonal tires, this means that winter tires that you no longer use need to be postponed in order to be ready for the next season when they will once again be faithful companions on each of your trips. That’s right, you don’t have to change car tires every season, which is a real relief for your wallet, but to make sure that the tires you dispose of will be able to drive without problems, even after several months of non-use, it is important to store them properly.
Don’t feel bad if you, preoccupied with buying and replacing winter tires with summer ones, forgot about this detail because below we will reveal a few easy steps for proper disposal of winter tires, thanks to which you will be ready to drive during the winter months as soon as it comes again 1. November and temperatures below 7 degrees.
The trick with marking the position will extend the life of your tires
If you want to postpone the purchase of new seasonal tires, before removing the winter tires from the rims, do not forget to mark the position in which each of them was located. When the new season comes, don’t put the winter tires back in the same place, but rotate them – put the rear ones where the front tires were, and where the rear tires were, the front tires will now go. Since the front and rear car tires never wear out to the same extent, this way you will delay the purchase of new tires at least for a while longer. Great, isn’t it?
Cleaning is mandatory!
No matter what the weather conditions you drove your four-wheeler in, that doesn’t mean that winter tires they are not dirty. Before putting them to “winter sleep”, it is necessary to thoroughly clean them from all the dirt that has accumulated, and you can do this after removing them with rims, soap and water, or a brush and tire care product, if they are still on the wheels when preparing for disposal. Focus on cleaning the pattern on the tires and never use means to restore the color or shine of the tires – it will only damage them during hibernation!
Keep car tires away from lights
Regardless of whether we are talking about summer or winter tires, they must never be exposed to light for so long. Therefore, after you have cleaned and dried the tires well, pack them in dark bags or plastic foil that is not transparent, so that the sun’s rays do not reach them, especially if your car tires or the whole car is outside during the driving period. Ideally, the packages should be hermetically sealed and with as little air as possible.
The basement is the safest place for your winter tires
If you can, winter tires keep in the basement during the summer months – Unlike other rooms, this one is usually always dry with a constant air temperature, which will mean that your tires will be safe and thus well preserved. If you do not have a basement, it is very likely that you can store your tires at your vulcanizer, of course, for a certain fee.
Do you know how to properly inflate tires?
When you have done all the previous steps, we come to the main one – tire repair. This is very important because the tires will be inactive for several months and we do not want them to be damaged or deformed during that time. Therefore, if you store car tires with all the wheels, it would be best to hang them at a height, or, if that is not possible, stack them on top of each other and change their order from time to time due to different pressures. If you store winter tires without rims, arrange them side by side, upright, and rotate them from time to time so that they do not always lean on the same side.
Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.
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