Where should I store them?
Tyres should be stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight, sources of heat and ozone such as hot pipes and electric generators. Exposure to these elements during prolonged periods of time will exhaust the tyre's oxidation and weathering agents within the rubber compounds and result in cracking. Garages, basements and garden sheds are ideal for this purpose and you can also buy special bags to protect them. Be sure that the surfaces on which the tyres are stored are clean and free from grease, fuel or other substances that could deteriorate the rubber. If you are a city dweller living in a smaller spaceor you don’t want to store them yourself, you can rent a storage solution from a garage, often nicknamed “tyre hotels”.
What is the best storage solution?
If you need a short-term storage solution, you can stack the tyres as long as the pile doesn’t go higher than 4 ft (1.2 m). If possible, try to avoid storing them directly on the floor by putting them on a pallet. If you are looking for a long-term solution, you should store them vertically on a rack. The rack should be 4 inch (10 cm) from the ground.
One last tip for the trip
Are you winter tyres fitted on rims? In this case, you are better off hanging them up or putting them on a single row.SEE MORE ADVICES