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Old 19 Nov 2004, 05:54 am
PeteGibbons
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I bought some winter tires and rims for my wife's 2004 CR-V. I have a
couple of questions about storing the summer tires...
a) is there any benefit to treating them with armor all or something like
that?
b) should they be laid flat or stored on end?
c) is storing them in the garage ok even though I live in Ottawa and it gets
really cold, or should I make room for them in the basement?
d) should anything be done to the alloy rims besides just cleaning them?

TIA!
Pete


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Old 19 Nov 2004, 06:31 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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PeteGibbons wrote:
> I bought some winter tires and rims for my wife's 2004 CR-V. I have a
> couple of questions about storing the summer tires...
> a) is there any benefit to treating them with armor all or something like
> that?
> b) should they be laid flat or stored on end?
> c) is storing them in the garage ok even though I live in Ottawa and it gets
> really cold, or should I make room for them in the basement?
> d) should anything be done to the alloy rims besides just cleaning them?
>
> TIA!
> Pete
>
>

Don't know about the wheels, but the tires should be out of sunlight,
or covered with a tarp. Store them stacked, or on edge. Make sure they
are in a dry area. Cold won't bother them, but if you can bring them
inside, you should think about plastic bags (tire stores have them)
because tires will give off a rubber odor. bob
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Old 19 Nov 2004, 07:56 am
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Hi Pete,
I also live in Ottawa.

Another option is to store them at the tire dealer. Many do this
for a small charge. It makes life easier for the annual changeovers.

My concern with storing them in the garage is the possibility of theft.

ArmorAll on the tires and cleaning the wheels has no real benefit, but
it sure makes it nice when you put the wheels back on in the spring.

They should be stored upright, not on their sides. And they should be
in a dry place, away from sunlight. You wouldn't want to put anything
heavy on top of them. And of course, you want to make sure they won't
get damaged while stored. (No risk of a solvent spill, nothing to cut
the tire or scratch the wheel.) Make sure the tire pressure is not low.
(32 PSI cold, or slightly higher).

Dan

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"PeteGibbons" (PGibbons@hotmail.com) writes:
> I bought some winter tires and rims for my wife's 2004 CR-V. I have a
> couple of questions about storing the summer tires...
> a) is there any benefit to treating them with armor all or something like
> that?
> b) should they be laid flat or stored on end?
> c) is storing them in the garage ok even though I live in Ottawa and it gets
> really cold, or should I make room for them in the basement?
> d) should anything be done to the alloy rims besides just cleaning them?
>
> TIA!
> Pete
>
>


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Old 19 Nov 2004, 08:11 am
Pete
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"PeteGibbons" wrote
>I bought some winter tires and rims for my wife's 2004 CR-V. I have a
> couple of questions about storing the summer tires...
> a) is there any benefit to treating them with armor all or something like
> that?


No. In fact, most of these tire treatments just end up drying out the
rubber and after a while spiderwebs (cracking) begin to appear. Stay away
from all these inventions. Water and car shampoo (the same one you use to
wash your car) is all you need.


> b) should they be laid flat or stored on end?


If it's just tires, then store them standing upright.

If it's tires on rims, then lay them flat on an even surface, one on top of
the other. Do not deflate them. Alternatively hang them on the wall using
special hangers/hooks you can find at most hardware stores.


> c) is storing them in the garage ok even though I live in Ottawa and it
> gets
> really cold, or should I make room for them in the basement?


If you have the space, bring them inside. If not, that should be OK, too,
just make sure they're dry, covered up (in plastic bags for example), away
from any kind of moisture, and not in direct sunlight.


> d) should anything be done to the alloy rims besides just cleaning them?


Wax them.

Cheers,

Pete


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Old 19 Nov 2004, 12:52 pm
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Pete wrote:
> If it's tires on rims, then lay them flat on an even surface, one on top of
> the other. Do not deflate them. Alternatively hang them on the wall using
> special hangers/hooks you can find at most hardware stores.>
> Cheers,
>
> Pete


______________

Have you seen something made just for hanging tires, or are you
suggesting the same ones used for hanging bikes / gear? I was wondering
if there's something specifically made for hanging tires w/ rims on walls?

'Curly'

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Old 19 Nov 2004, 03:34 pm
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"motsco_ wrote
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> Have you seen something made just for hanging tires, or are you
> suggesting the same ones used for hanging bikes / gear? I was
> wondering if there's something specifically made for hanging tires w/
> rims on walls?


No, I haven't seen anything specific for rims.

Pete


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Old 20 Nov 2004, 06:54 am
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Pete wrote:
> "motsco_ wrote
>
>>Have you seen something made just for hanging tires, or are you
>>suggesting the same ones used for hanging bikes / gear? I was
>>wondering if there's something specifically made for hanging tires w/
>>rims on walls?

>
>
> No, I haven't seen anything specific for rims.
>
> Pete
>
>


Build a rack with 2x4's, like the racks in the tire store's back room.
bob
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Old 20 Nov 2004, 07:52 am
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Thanks for the info everyone!

"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroudpants@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Pete wrote:
> > "motsco_ wrote
> >
> >>Have you seen something made just for hanging tires, or are you
> >>suggesting the same ones used for hanging bikes / gear? I was
> >>wondering if there's something specifically made for hanging tires w/
> >>rims on walls?

> >
> >
> > No, I haven't seen anything specific for rims.
> >
> > Pete
> >
> >

>
> Build a rack with 2x4's, like the racks in the tire store's back room.
> bob



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