these tyre covers are only really worthwhile if the tyre is exposed to sunlight for long periods, like on a campsite on a long over-wintering, or parked up in direct sun. Mine is normally parked in a shady spot on my drive, and the tyres have not suffered. Indeed, the front tyres are the originals from new - Michelin camping -(2007), dated 40-06, and no sign of cracking or trouble; but I will be replacing them next month before the MOT, they are getting near to the tread depth marker! And they have only done 47k miles
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Why bother? Are they worth the trouble and cost in purchasing. The tyres must get hot under normal road use. If it's to prevent cracking, how come the insides of tyres crack?
It,s nowt to do with heat. It's all to do with ultra violet. The exposure to UV causes chemical changes in the tyre. If you can afford the time and cost to change your tyres every four or five years or if you do 30000 or more miles in that time frame to wear them out it is not really worth the effort.... but I cover mine..just the two in direct sunlight at home
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Good topic this. Is protection worthwhile or are the benefits marginal?
Definitely worth fitting tyre covers if they are exposed to the sun.My van is parked on the drive with the 2 offside tyres in the sun most of the day.When I had new tyres fitted the 2 offside tyres were showing signs of cracking and the 2 nearside ones that are in the shade all day were fine.
Spare wheel covers like fitted on the rear doors of 4 x 4's............perfect, but purchase the size one larger than your tyre size for flexability. Keeps the sun off and in the case of the front wheels stops water running down from the windscreen onto the disc and calipers.