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Where can I buy storage bags for my car tires?

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May 8, 2014
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Ottawa, ON

Where can I buy storage bags for my car tires?

I can't believe I can't find storage bags for my car tires. My tires are 16" and so a 45 gallon bag would work. I tried Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, Walmart, Amazon. Most of these places have totes but I just need bags. I tried leaf and lawn bags, contractor bags, garbage bags and I just can't seem to find them large enough. The few that I did find comes in a box of 50 and I'm not going to spend over $100 for that. Can anyone help me out? This is frustrating. Thanks.
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I'm sure if you ask a tire shop nicely they'll give some to you.
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May 8, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
Thank you (someone16 and jackrabbit000).
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Most contractor bags should work, not sure why you're having that much trouble. Note that garbage bags should really only be used for transportation (i.e. so you don't get your car dirty). You shouldn't store wheels in there because they will only promote corrosion by trapping in moisture. And yes alloy wheels can corrode, it won't be like iron oxide (rust) but it can still damage the look/finish as well as cause other issues if severe enough. Happened to my neighbour, he put his wheels in bags and the next year he had all these spots on them that looked almost like they'd been curb-rashed lightly, but he said they weren't there before and only saw it after taking them out of storage. When I asked them how they were stored--they were in bags, which I think was the answer.
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May 8, 2014
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Thanks ES_Revenge. I found garbage bags large enough at Canadian Tire from jackrabbit000. Funny thing when I was leaving I overheard a lady asking the auto counter guy if they sold tire bags. He said he would just get a few for her no charge. So I asked too and got 4 of them no charge. If I keep the tire in the bag but leave the bag open and keep the tires indoors, would that be OK? I saw on some websites where they say to keep the tires in the bag but to first vacuum the air out of the bag first. I would prefer to leave the tires outside but every tire site says not too. Not sure if leaving them outside would be too much different from how these car storage places store your tires anyways.
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fretman wrote: Thanks ES_Revenge. I found garbage bags large enough at Canadian Tire from jackrabbit000. Funny thing when I was leaving I overheard a lady asking the auto counter guy if they sold tire bags. He said he would just get a few for her no charge. So I asked too and got 4 of them no charge.
Nice! :)
fretman wrote: If I keep the tire in the bag but leave the bag open and keep the tires indoors, would that be OK?
If you do that I would make sure the wheels are fully cleaned and dried before leaving them in the bags.
fretman wrote: I saw on some websites where they say to keep the tires in the bag but to first vacuum the air out of the bag first.
Uh I've never heard of that nor do I think those type of bags would sustain vaccuum without leaking and letting air back in. Far too thin to be vacuum tight bags. I mean this is not like using a Foodsaver here, your wheels aren't gonna go mouldy :lol: If anything I would do the opposite and poke holes in the bags, leave them open (don't tie them up), etc. If you're starting with clean/dry wheels and they are indoors in a dry location, you should be ok with the bags.
fretman wrote: I would prefer to leave the tires outside but every tire site says not too. Not sure if leaving them outside would be too much different from how these car storage places store your tires anyways.
Yeah I wouldn't leave them outside. In a garage or shed is usually fine though. You want to keep them away both from the elements and from UV, plus you don't want anyone to steal them or anything. Granted it's not exactly easy to steal wheels/tyres as you can't just put them in bag and walk away with 'em :lol:
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May 8, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
Thanks. Maybe I'll leave them indoors without the bag and just drape an old blanket over them.
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You might be searching for the wrong thing. Amazon sells lots of Tire Totes (not bags).
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Just tire bags would suffice. Been doing that for years. Label the tire where they do on next, and you really don't need to label the bag.

My unbagged set will be sold in the spring. So I save the bags for the next set.

No need to spend extra money. Tires come with a plastic bag when you buy them. They're not the strongest but who cares.

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