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Tire longevity #4448079
07/03/17 07:15 AM
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Since my truck isn't being driven much at the moment, how much should I drive it, so as to keep the tires from dry rotting? I'm a bit concerned, as it has snow tires on it, so I don't want to drive off the rubber in the hot temps we are having, yet I don't want them to be dead come winter. This would be a general question, as when I get proper all seasons for summer I'd be curious for them. No place to park in shade, either.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448093
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I'm not a detailing expert, but I'm pretty sure there are a lot of tire treatments that have UV protectants and stuff. If you apply one of those regularly, it should help.


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448096
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I thought tire stuff was bad for the tire? I just assumed all of them were somehow bad for the tire. I could look into that. My trailers sit quite a bit too, and could use something.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448176
07/03/17 08:55 AM
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Get some 303, UV protectant and it's safe for tires. I use it on my motorhome and my trailers


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448184
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Three things I know of the will affect tire longevity:
1) Heat
2) UV
3) Ozone
4) Moisture

I would avoid tire dressings.

To store I would:
1) Clean the tires and remove stones in the tread
2) Maintain proper inflation pressure
3) Store in a place that is cool, dry, has no direct sun exposure, and is away from big electrical equipment

You might want to took into commercial rubber like Renew Protect.


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448210
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Make side covers out of 1/4 plywood. Prop against tire to keep direct sun off the sidewalls. Trailer, truck, whatever...


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448228
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I'd just get 4 cheap spare tire covers, might be able to attach them on without even jacking it up if you use some bungee cords.


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448262
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My wife had a horse trailer that was stored in the barn when not used and after about about 9 years the tires started to delaminate .These were Goodyear tires. Don't jump through hoops or do any voo doo to try to protect the tires .Just keep an eye on them and replace when needed at 5+ years. It is the cost of owning the vehicle. Tires start drying out when they leave the mold. Chemicles evaporate


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Re: Tire longevity [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4448264
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Many tire dressings will brown the tires and not protect them. Surf City Tire Shine available on Amazon is very good that won't brown the tires and protect them in the elements. Money back guarantee. Most of the decent ones are available online.

Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448302
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In New Hampshire, as long as they aren't Michelins you should be fine for years to come.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Tire longevity [Re: Nick1994] #4448323
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
In New Hampshire, as long as they aren't Michelins you should be fine for years to come.


Very funny! Not! mad


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448327
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Originally Posted By: supton
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
In New Hampshire, as long as they aren't Michelins you should be fine for years to come.


Very funny! Not! mad
I wasn't making a joke?


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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He has some lightly used Michelins that are cracking.

Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448337
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I thought you were pulling my leg... not that I'm mad, I was picking on you back--as I thought you were picking on me for getting LTX's in the first place.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Tire longevity [Re: supton] #4448483
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Originally Posted By: supton
I thought you were pulling my leg... not that I'm mad, I was picking on you back--as I thought you were picking on me for getting LTX's in the first place.


I had Michelin LTX tires suffer weather checking on me but they were the original M/S...since then I had M/S-2 with zero issue and now I am running my first set of Defender LTX series and they have a very different rubber compound which can be seen by the naked eye.

Maybe Michelin has addressed the issue of weather checking since your experience.

BTW, my truck was stored outside in Southern CO sun and heat so it is not that surprising to get weather checking after 5 years.

If I park a vehicle for months, I park it inside and keep it away from direct UV.

I also place a sheet of rubber (from a roof I tore off) or even a sheet of heavy plastic between tire and pavement while in storage because the concrete can sap the rubber oils over time.

Cheers


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