6 crucial tips for storing your tyres in Melbourne
If you need to store your tyres for a short or long term period, how you store them is essential to keeping your tyres in a roadworthy condition. This is particularly true of businesses as you have a duty of care to ensure that any tyres used by your fleets are safe for your employees and those they share the roads with.
Don't store your tyres like this! Follow our tips to help prevent your stored tyres from becoming unsafe and un-roadworthy.
1. Ensure they are clean prior to storage
Whip out your brush and sponge and make sure your tyres are squeaky clean before storing them. Allow them to air dry before proceeding to the next step.
2. Wrap in a black plastic bag
An opaque, heavy-duty plastic bag is best for this purpose. Put your clean and dry tyre into its own bag, remove as much air as you can and then tape it up.
3. Store in a cool, clean spot out of direct sunlight
It’s best to find somewhere that is cool but clean. Ensure that the area isn’t prone to moisture, nor can it be reached by direct sunlight. UV rays are harmful to a static tyre and can lead to problems such as cracking as the tyre loses its flexibility.
4. Rotate your stored tyres regularly
Regularly rotating your stored tyres will allow necessary oxidisation chemicals to do their job of maintaining your tyres flexibility.
5. Ensure your tyres’ storage environment is still suitable
Don’t forget to check on your storage environment regularly. Check for signs of moisture and dampness or situations such as the nearby installation of a new piece of machinery that throws off heat.
6. Check your tyres thoroughly before use
Even if you’ve done everything right, your tyres may still dry out while in storage rendering them unsuitable and unsafe to use. So, perform a proper check on your tyres before use.
How we can help you and your fleet’s tyres
The short of it, storing tyres can be a pain. Allow us to care for your fleet’s tyres’ needs. We provide fleet tyre management. If you’d like to learn more about our fleet tyre management services, please contact us today or view our website.