How to handle tyres during long term storage

We serve customers worldwide by providing them with outstanding car storage services. Our work centres a lot on vintage and classic vehicles. We know how much these cars mean to their owners. As a result, we go above and beyond to ensure their safety.

Setting your tyres aside for long term storage might appear to be an easy task. It may look like all you need to do is remove them from the car and put them out of the way. However, there are several details to consider here. Everything from what they are sitting next to, to the way you are cleaning them, to the location you store them are all critical. Carry on reading if you want to store your tyres effectively so they don’t deteriorate.

Should you remove the tyres?

Car storageIf possible, the recommendation is to detach tyres from cars for long term storage. By removing them, you can isolate the conditions where you store them. That means you can remove stresses like temperature fluctuations and vehicle weight. As a result, it can help them to retain their shape and condition.

There is one other advantage of removing your tyres. When you need to attach them to the car again, you may rotate them from their past positions. For an easy job, jot down the placements when you remove them. This way you will be able to rotate them accordingly whilst reinstalling them, saving time.

What if you can’t remove them?

In circumstances where you can’t remove the tyres for storage, you need special consideration to keep them on the car. To begin with, it is preferable to remove the weight bearing on them. You can do this by resting your car on jack-stands. If you find that you are unable to do this, you should completely unload the car. This will only place the minimum amount of weight on your tyres. You can also contact our team if you need professional car storage services.

Move the tyres periodically

Chances are you will be storing your vehicle for a long period of time. If so and you can’t remove the tyres, make preparations to move it periodically. This way, you won’t be subjecting your tyres to a continuous condition of deflection that is only on one area. Such movement is going to aid you in preventing flat spotting that can happen from being static for too long. It can also minimise weather and ozone cracking.

We have a secure site to offer reliable car storage

At Rudler Car Transportation and Storage, we take security very seriously because we know how valuable these vehicles are. We have the latest CCTV equipment and an electronic entry system. There is also an advanced alarm system that is linked to a central monitoring station. As you can see, everything is secure here.

So, if you want to do business with us, whether for long term car storage for a single vehicle or something else, you are welcome to contact us. We can cater for all kinds of needs and even collect vehicles with our own transports if you need us to.