Storage of tires

  • Stored tires may not be loaded, squeezed or stretched, since this can permanently deform the tire.
  • In the case of a short-term storage (up to 4 weeks), tires may be stored in a horizontal position, one on top of one another up to the height of 1.5m but only if a carrying carton in inserted in tires.
  • For longer storage periods, tires should be stored in a vertical position and slightly turned around once per month.
  • Store tires at the temperature of below 25°C, even better below 15°C. Deformations are more likely if temperatures are higher. Prevent a direct contact with heat, radiators and hot pipes. Low temperatures can unfavorably affect tires. Before use, cold tires are to be warmed up to 25°C.
  • Store tires in ozone-free spaces (away from electrical motors and other electrical equipment, which can produce sparks and other discharges that can cause or increase the concentration of ozone in the space), and spaces that are free from oxygen and chemical substances such as fuels, greases, chemicals, acids or disinfectants.
  • Store tires away from sharp objects, which could damage rubber surface (sharp metal parts, wooden parts or other sharp objects.

Colored tires

General storing conditions have to be considered at storing colored tires. Furthermore, it should be considered that a colored sidewall is extremely sensitive to dirt and direct exposure to sun light, which is why, tires should be wrapped-up in foil and stored in a dark space.