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    Default Preserving tyres

    Hi All,

    I am aware that tyres (not on vehicle) have a useful life of around 5 years whether used or not mainly due to perishing.

    I would like to purchase a set of tyres for future use as and when I have cash available but don't want to risk them perishing.

    Is there any way I can preserve them e.g. putting grease over them, sealing in Glad-wrap or similar?

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    Default Re: Preserving tyres

    You need to put them in a temperature and humidity controlled environment and seal them in non-permeable plastic.

    So cool, dry and dark. Even then, some people say 6 years maximum.
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    Vacuum seal in garden bags or the like, store standing upright and never hang. Cool dry place and out of sunlight.
    I store my road/mud tyres on the rim so hang them, if they are on a rim never store them standing, hang or stack them.
    I change between all terrain and mud terrain depending on the season. I also mark the rims on the tires coming off LF RF etc so I know how to rotate when I put them back on.
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    Default Re: Preserving tyres

    Since oxidation is its biggest enemy, I can think that vacuum packing it must be good yes? (I know it is not rump steak or biltong, but easily as expensive per weight ? ?) And I am convinced that lying them flat on a wooden base is better than a concrete floor.

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    Thanks for feedback. Appreciated.

    Seems like I need a wine cellar..

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    I have heard that it should be rotated from time to time.... not sure about this.

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    Default Re: Preserving tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandlover70 View Post
    Hi All,

    I am aware that tyres (not on vehicle) have a useful life of around 5 years whether used or not mainly due to perishing.
    Thats probably laying in the sun for 5 years.

    I have tyres of 10 years under a heavy trailer and still good. Under the farm bakkie its 6 years old. These vehicles are not used every day and parked in the shade.

    But yes I will not put a 10 year old tyre under my daily drive, but these 6 years old, easily.
    Last edited by JLK; 2020/08/04 at 12:44 PM.
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