Summer tires need a clean, dry, and dark place to be stored in winter.

Summer tires need a clean, dry, and dark place to be stored in winter.

Whether by state law or by street smarts, serious motorists are turning to winter tires during the cold season. The best winter tires available on the market are designed not only for performance driving but also for safety. But what to do with summer tires during the cold season?

There are many ways to store them. If you have a garage or basement, choose a dry and dark place where you can lay the tires flat or stack them on top of each other. If they are on rims, lay them down, inflated to their recommended pressure.

Many motorists do not have the necessary space to store their summer tires. Leaving them under the porch is not a good idea! For these people, the best place to store them is at the local tire dealer’s. Nowadays, many tire dealers have facilities to keep customers’ winter tires in summer and summer tires in winter. Most of them have some way of identifying the tires, whether it is by writing the customer’s name on the tire tread or by stapling tags on the treads. Others have a digital method of identifying tires by their customers’ name.

When trusting your tires to a dealer, make sure he has the proper room to store them. Tires must be left in a dark and dry area with controlled humidity.


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