How to Store Tires

With the first snowfall of the year may come panic about getting your winter tires installed for the season. Whether you prefer professionally getting them changed or doing it yourself at home, you should think about how to properly store your car tires. Taking the correct steps to properly store your car tires is important to help extend their life, and keep them in exceptional condition because they can be a pretty hefty expense. You want to avoid purchasing new tires because of storing them improperly. We at XYZ Storage want to help you answer all your questions about properly storing your all-season tires, summer tires, or even your winter tires post-winter. 

Preparing Your Tires for Storage

Clean Your Tires

Before placing your tires in storage, the first thing you want to tackle is cleaning your tires well. Grab a brush, soap, and water to scrub away all the dirt and grime. Rinse and repeat. Choosing the right cleaning product can make a world of difference. You also want to ensure they are dry before placing them in storage. Do not use any chemicals that may be harmful to your tires. Before you purchase or apply any chemicals to your tires, read all product labels.

Plastic Bags: Yes or No?

A common question is whether it is a good idea to store your tires and rims in plastic bags. The answer is yes, but to ensure it is airtight and free of any moisture as much as possible. Have any leaf bags left over from raking and throwing out leaves? They would be perfect to use to store your tires.

Properly Storing Your Tires

When it comes to properly storing your tires, how you store them, the storage conditions, and location all play a role in maintaining your tires for an extended period.

Upright or Flat?

Tires and rims can either be stored separately or together, however, whether you have them separate or together impacts how you store them upright or flat. Tires with rims are ideal to have them either stacked vertically or hung on a wall. Tires without rims can be stored standing up.

Storage Conditions

Wherever you decide to store your tires, there are a few factors you should consider:

  • A cool and dry climate-controlled environment
  • Avoid direct sunlight 
  • Do not store in the open air

Some places to store tires in your home are your basement, garage, and shed. As long as, the space you choose to store your tires in can avoid fluctuating temperatures, humidity, and precipitation then it could work to store your tires. If you are planning to store your tires for a long time, it is important to ensure they are stored properly, so they can last longer and save you money on purchasing new ones too soon.

All About Storing Your Tires in a Storage Unit

Lack the space or proper conditions to store your car tires in your home? Think about investing in a compact storage unit at a self-storage facility for the season. We at XYZ Storage have our compact units  (4’ x 3’ x 4’) available for an affordable price used to store a set of tires. Our self-storage units are dry and climate-controlled, which makes them an ideal place to store your tires. Have any questions about properly storing your car tires at one of our XYZ Storage facilities? Do not hesitate to stop by and ask one of our self-storage experts; they would be more than happy to help and answer all your storage-related questions.


published: 26 November 2022