Proper storage

Proper storage can slow down the ageing of tyres.

1. Temperature
The storeroom temperature should be below +25 ºC, it should preferably be dark and below +15 ºC. The properties of rubber may change, affecting the final service life of the tyre, if the temperature is above 25 ºC or below 0 ºC. Cool storage does not have any adverse effect on rubber products.

2. Humidity
Extremely humid conditions should be avoided. Humidity in the storeroom air must not be so high that condensation occurs on the tyres. Tyres must not be stored in conditions where they are exposed to rain, splashes, etc.

3. Light
Tyres must be protected from light, particularly from direct sunlight and intense artificial light with a high ultraviolet content.

4. Oxygen and ozone
Ozone has a very strong deteriorating effect on tyres. The storeroom must not contain any ozone-producing equipment, such as fluorescence lamps or mercury vapour lamps, high-voltage electrical equipment, electric motors or any other electrical equipment that may generate sparks or silent electric discharges.

5. Deformation
If possible, tyres must be stored freely in their natural form, so that they are not under stress, pressure or torsion. Strong deformities developed during long-time storage may break when pressurised.

6. Solvents, oils, greases, heat
Tyres must be particularly protected from any contact with solvents, oils or greases, however short-term. Tyres must also be protected from powerful emitters of light and spatter from electric welding.
7. Tyre handling
When handling tyres in warehouse don`t ever drop tyres higher than 1,5 m. Tyres could   damaged  on drop from bead area. Typical consequence could be kinked bead. If you find a tyre with kinked bead we do not recommend to mount such a tyre to a rim.