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Having a set of winter tires is one of the smartest decisions any vehicle owner can make, especially if you’re living in Canada during the cold weather months. As a matter of fact, at Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines we recommend that once the temperature starts to consistently dip below 7°C you install your winter tires so you are better prepared to deal with less than ideal snowy, icy, and cold conditions. Usually this ends up being from November to March, which begs the question where should your winter tires be stored the rest of the year? We’re here to answer that for you.
It’s important that your tires be properly stored when they’re not in use in order to make sure they’re ready to go when the temperature drops. Improper storage can result in reduced life for your tires, or end up making them unusable. Here are a few tips for storing your winter tires during the rest of the year:
If your tires are on rims, your best option may be to hang them from hooks. Conversely, you can pile your tires, but please keep in mind that you should reconfigure the pile approximately every four weeks.
If your tires are not on rims you should not hang them under any circumstances, nor should you pile them. Tires without rims should be stored on racks off the floor. Much like tires on rims, to keep them in optimal condition your tires should be rotated approximately every four weeks
Winter tires are an investment, so it’s important that you take good care of them. That way you will be ready to take on those harsh Canadian winters with the utmost confidence. Stop into Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines today and we can help you choose the right winter tires for you and your vehicle.