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Winter tire storage. Who do you use?

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Sep 9, 2009
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 9:37 pm
Basement for the summer tires (since the garage may be a little too cold ... room temperature). Garage for the winter tires (since the summer weather is alright for tires).
I don't understand your thinking.
Are you suggesting summer times / rims cannot handle cold temperatures?
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May 8, 2009
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Nov 4th, 2015 3:04 pm
Wow... That's how much people pay for tire storage?

I got tons of room in my shed. O_O I could easily take 4 sets of SUV tires. lol
Haha is that an offer?? :) how much would you like??
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May 1, 2003
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no space? It only needs 2 feet by 2 feet and you stack them up on top of each other. you don't have a 2x2 space in your garage or shed or something?
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Dec 24, 2005
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also with bigger and bigger tires it's more effort on your back to store them

when i owned my tercel 20 years ago throwing around 13's was no big deal.

now my winters are much bigger and heavier. easier to let the tire shop store them. and no need to lug them around and dirty up my car.
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 9:37 pm
Basement for the summer tires (since the garage may be a little too cold ... room temperature). Garage for the winter tires (since the summer weather is alright for tires).
Show us proof of this, what harm comes to tires when it goes a few degrees below zero when off the rim or left on the rim and off the vehicle. Do you think when they are manufactured and stored in the winter they are stored in heated storage? What about transport in winter in truck, they are subjected to freezing temperature.
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Jul 21, 2010
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Toronto
hey all, have you guys used HibernateIt? These guys seem good - $85 per season and they pick up and deliver....didn't see too many reviews though
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Apr 21, 2004
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Didn't know all season will get brittle in the extreme cold. So many cars at the Go Train Station don't even switch to winter tires and they would know brittle.

Backyard should be fine. You can even do relay races lol.
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Apr 11, 2009
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Toronto
I put our summers in the basement, will probably do the same when it's time to switch off the winters
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Dec 22, 2008
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rubberlock wrote:
Oct 13th, 2015 9:58 am
They say stacking is not good for tires. I am also guilty of doing so because of limited space. had 8 tires stacked up one year but now only do 4 each stack so far it's been ok.

these seem like a great idea if you can install them right:
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How would stacking them ruin the tires?

Would the pressure on the bottom tire deform it?

i have mine in tire bags on rims stacked in a spare room.
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lloyd_christmas wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 12:07 pm
How would stacking them ruin the tires?

Would the pressure on the bottom tire deform it?

i have mine in tire bags on rims stacked in a spare room.
Same here. Stacked tires with their rims. In the garage.
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lloyd_christmas wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 12:07 pm
How would stacking them ruin the tires?

Would the pressure on the bottom tire deform it?

i have mine in tire bags on rims stacked in a spare room.
Been doing this for decades without issue. Bagged and stacked in a garden shed.
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Nov 25, 2014
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Can I put it in the balcony? I read that it's not good to store it outside exposed to different elements. May be true since tire storage has usually controlled climate but isn't storing outside is the same just like using it? The only difference is you are using it.
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Jun 10, 2008
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Brampton
You guys are over thinking this. Clean them, fill them, stack them. The weight of the wheels isn't going to damage your tires. Think about how some people go away for a month and their tires don't developed flat spots with the weight of the vehicle on them.

I promise you the dealership or tire shop is stacking 8 high.

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