Experts say that when given proper storage and care, tyres can last you up to a decade. When properly stored in a climate controlled warehouse, tyres have an almost unlimited shelf life, and once they are on the road, proper care can mean extra years to a tyre’s life. The most damning factors to the shelf life of tyres are exposure to ozone or UV rays and wide fluctuations in temperature, inflation, tyre rotation and storage.
To ensure you always know the right time to change the tyres, you should be inspecting and maintaining your tyres every month. The key indicators of wear and tear are cracks in the sidewall caused by either sun exposure or under inflation and tread depth. Then there is inflation, tyres naturally loose about 1 psi per month on average, and loose or gain 1 psi for every 10 degree drop or increase in temperature.
Those changes require regular monitoring and adjustment, and this requires a keen eye and [...]