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Old 06-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Tire cover purpose?

Ok, what is the purpose for tire covers other than aesthetic looks? Are they effective at protecting tired to resist dry rotting or anything?
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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The covers keep the UV light from damaging the tires.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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Their only effective purpose is to keep sunlight off the tires. Some think it protects the tire from ozone, it doesn't. The backside of the tire is still exposed. ST tires contain protective additives to prevent UV rays/sunlight from affecting the tire.
You may want to do your own research on the internet on this subject. I might be wrong_again.
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My opinion is that anything that can be done to protect tires from UV should be done. As previously stated there is nothing that can be done about ozone.
When we are parked they are covered, and I also use 303 protectant on them.
With the price of tires, why not? Its both cheap and easy.
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My opinion is that anything that can be done to protect tires from UV should be done. As previously stated there is nothing that can be done about ozone.
When we are parked they are covered, and I also use 303 protectant on them.
With the price of tires, why not? Its both cheap and easy.
YUP - especially since most of us experience tire replacement FAR more from age, than miles traveled...
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My opinion is that anything that can be done to protect tires from UV should be done. As previously stated there is nothing that can be done about ozone.
When we are parked they are covered, and I also use 303 protectant on them.
With the price of tires, why not? Its both cheap and easy.

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