April 27, 2021
If you want more than one season out of your new Hankook snow tires, you need to invest in proper winter tire storage. Today’s post explains how to protect your investment with proper stowing practices.
Read on or contact your local TIRECRAFT to speak with an ASE-certified tire technician straight away.
Protect Your Hankook Snow Tire Investment With Proper Stowing Practices
When you need winter performance, Hankook snow tires are some of the best options on the market, consistently earning top ratings from third-party tire testers like the team at Consumer Reports, and ranking high on tire-buyers’ wish lists.
But if you’re going to invest in the best Hankook snow tires, and you want more than one season out of them, you’d better make the effort to stow them properly.
Improperly storing your Hankook snow tire through the summer months may result in:
- Degradation of rubber compounds
- Cracks and splits
- Distortion and damage to the tire structure
- Dry-rotting, and more
All of these effects greatly reduce the performance of your Hankook snow tires—and some will make them downright dangerous to drive on.
To prevent damage and get more seasons out of your Hankook snow tires, follow these simple storage tips:
1. Clean Your Hankook Snow Tires Before You Store Them
After a winter’s worth of driving, there’s a good chance your Hankook snow tires are caked in salt, dirt, and grime. Allowing these contaminants to sit on your Hankook snow tires all summer can wreak havoc on the integrity of the rubber, so give them a quick wash and allow them to dry thoroughly before throwing them into storage.
2. Find A Cool, Dry, And Dark Place To Store Your Hankook Snow Tires
Heat, moisture, and UV rays all take a heavy toll on tires, so make the effort to find a suitable indoor storage space. And remember: under no circumstances should you store your Hankook snow tires outside, even with a protective covering. If you don’t have a suitable space, get in touch with your local TIRECRAFT for easy and affordable summer storage solutions.
3. Protect Your Hankook Snow Tires From Harmful Liquids
Many people stow their Hankook snow tires in the garage, which also happens to be where solvents, fuels, lubricants, and other potentially harmful chemicals end up. If you have no other place to put your tires, make sure your tires do not come in contact with any of these harmful liquids.
4. Keep Your Hankook Snow Tires Clear Of Any Ozone
Since motors tend to produce high levels of ozone, which can degrade rubber compounds, you should always keep your snow tires stored away from generators, compressors, furnaces, switches, sump pumps, and central vacuum cleaners.
5. Don’t Be Afraid To Leave It To The Professionals
Professional tire storage is a surefire way to get the most out of your Hankook snow tires, and it’s more affordable than you might think. Check out our tire storage service page to learn more, or contact your local TIRECRAFT for a free and personalized quote.Back