Apr 22, 2020

Prevent Dry Rot on Tires

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#[[Keep Tires Black|Apply a tire dressing]] once a month. After cleaning your tires, apply a few drops of water-based tire dressing to a cloth or sponge, then cover the surface of the tires with the dressing. Wait 5-10 minutes before driving, since the dressing needs time to stick to your wheels.<ref>https://wheelscene.com/prevent-dry-rot-tires/</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#[[Keep Tires Black|Apply a tire dressing]] once a month. After cleaning your tires, apply a few drops of water-based tire dressing to a cloth or sponge, then cover the surface of the tires with the dressing. Wait 5-10 minutes before driving, since the dressing needs time to stick to your wheels.<ref>https://wheelscene.com/prevent-dry-rot-tires/</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*You can get tire dressing for $5-25 (£3.57-17.86) from most auto stores. It's sometimes labeled as "tire shine" or "tire care."  
 
#*You can get tire dressing for $5-25 (£3.57-17.86) from most auto stores. It's sometimes labeled as "tire shine" or "tire care."  
#*Tire dressing shields your tires from UV rays, one of the main causes of dry rot.<ref>https://ift.tt/3ayhqMm>
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#*Tire dressing shields your tires from UV rays, one of the main causes of dry rot.
 
#[[Check Air Pressure in Tires|Make sure your tires are fully inflated]]. Check the air pressure in your tires every time you gas up. If your tires don’t have enough pressure, dry rot will be all the more dangerous, and could lead to a blowout.<ref>https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/psimotorcycle/pages/McycleTireSafTips.htm</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 3.jpg|center]]
 
#[[Check Air Pressure in Tires|Make sure your tires are fully inflated]]. Check the air pressure in your tires every time you gas up. If your tires don’t have enough pressure, dry rot will be all the more dangerous, and could lead to a blowout.<ref>https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/psimotorcycle/pages/McycleTireSafTips.htm</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Replace your tires when they're too bare to grip the road. Replace old tires when the tread is wearing thin. Not only are older tires dangerous (because their tread is bare), but they're also at a higher risk of dry rot.<ref>https://wheelscene.com/prevent-dry-rot-tires/</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Replace your tires when they're too bare to grip the road. Replace old tires when the tread is wearing thin. Not only are older tires dangerous (because their tread is bare), but they're also at a higher risk of dry rot.<ref>https://wheelscene.com/prevent-dry-rot-tires/</ref>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 4.jpg|center]]
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#*For a larger vehicle like a semi-truck, use a penny. If Abraham Lincoln's face is completely visible, it's time to replace your tires.<ref>https://ift.tt/3eDi8eJ>
 
#*For a larger vehicle like a semi-truck, use a penny. If Abraham Lincoln's face is completely visible, it's time to replace your tires.<ref>https://ift.tt/3eDi8eJ>
 
===Caring for a Parked Car===
 
===Caring for a Parked Car===
#Move your vehicle at least once a month. Make sure that you’re not letting your vehicle sit for months at a time; keep your vehicle moving to decrease the risk of dry rot. Tires need to flex their rubber in order to let the protective antioxidants make their way to the surface of your tires.<ref>https://ift.tt/3ayhqMm>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 5.jpg|center]]
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#Move your vehicle at least once a month. Make sure that you’re not letting your vehicle sit for months at a time; keep your vehicle moving to decrease the risk of dry rot. Tires need to flex their rubber in order to let the protective antioxidants make their way to the surface of your tires. [[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#*Even if you have a vintage car that you never drive, try to get it out of the garage and drive it for a few miles once a month. This will help the antioxidants work most effectively and keep your tires safe.
 
#*Even if you have a vintage car that you never drive, try to get it out of the garage and drive it for a few miles once a month. This will help the antioxidants work most effectively and keep your tires safe.
#Keep your car out of direct sunlight. Since UV rays are a main cause of dry rot, you can protect your vehicle by storing it in a garage or under a car port when you're not using it.<ref>https://ift.tt/3ayhqMm>[[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 6.jpg|center]]
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#Keep your car out of direct sunlight. Since UV rays are a main cause of dry rot, you can protect your vehicle by storing it in a garage or under a car port when you're not using it. [[Image:Prevent Dry Rot on Tires Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#*If you don’t have a garage or car port, most automotive stores sell inexpensive tire covers, which protect your tires from UV rays.  
 
#*If you don’t have a garage or car port, most automotive stores sell inexpensive tire covers, which protect your tires from UV rays.  
 
#*Also consider parking your vehicle inside a parking garage, instead of parking it on a curb. Not only will you keep your vehicle out of the sun, but you'll be doing your tires a favor by keeping them away from the curb.  
 
#*Also consider parking your vehicle inside a parking garage, instead of parking it on a curb. Not only will you keep your vehicle out of the sun, but you'll be doing your tires a favor by keeping them away from the curb.  


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