Vredestein Tyre Academy Episode 7: Tyre Storage


The lifespan and performance of tyres can be increased by correct handling and proper storage when not in use. It is very important therefore that everyone is aware of how to do this.

  • When fitted on the rims, the best way to store tyres is flat or hanging up. The tyre pressure should be reduced to 1.0 bar.
  • The best way to store tyres off the rim is standing up (vertically). If stored flat (horizontally) on top of each other, this should involve no more than four tyres.
  • Before stored tyres are fitted, they must first be checked for any damage and wear, and the correct tyre pressure must be used.

Before placing tyres in storage, we recommend cleaning them properly with water to remove any salt residue and drying them. Tyres are best kept in a cool and preferably ventilated area with no direct sunlight. They must not be stored near electronic devices which emit ozone, such as welding equipment, transformers or electric motors. In addition, tyres must not come into contact with chemicals, solvents, lubricants or oil products as these can affect the rubber layer of the tyres and reduce their lifespan.

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