Tire Dry Rot is the visible cracking of a tire’s tread or sidewall due to the breakdown of the tire’s rubber compounds. Excessive sunlight exposure, low tire inflation, or simply not using the tires for extended periods of time can all cause visible cracking. Eventually, tires will always degrade, but we can take actions to slow down the process.
Like other products, the rubber compounds that make up a tire degrade with time and when exposed to extreme weather conditions. Exposure to high ozone concentrations in the atmosphere, climate variations, the outside elements, and overuse can cause these materials to wear down faster, resulting in cracking or dry rotting.
When tire degradation is noticed, the best course of action is to replace the tires before they cause further harm. To assist prevent premature tire cracking, follow the steps outlined below for proper tire care and maintenance.
Correct tire storage can potentially save you money in the long term. Dry rot can be avoided by keeping tires free of conditions that expose them to heat, excessive moisture or dryness, or oxygen. We hope that this tire storage guide has shown you how to store tires properly. To keep yourself safe, make sure you follow all manufacturer instructions and have your tires fixed at regular intervals. For more information, contact us.