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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Tyre storage

Storage room
The conditions have to be:
dark
dry,
cool and
ventilated
in the tyre storage room.
  WARNING
Stored tyres must not come in contact with fuel, oil, grease or chemicals under any circumstances. Otherwise, the material in the tyre will be damaged by chemical reactions which are not always visible.
As a result, dangerous situations can occur when the car is driven.
Of course, tyre damage occurs only if the tyre is in contact with the chemical for a relatively long time. If a few drops of fuel land on a tyre during a fill up, this is of no concern.
Storing the tyres
Complete wheels
Tyres mounted on wheels can be stored flat, stacked one upon the other. In this case, it is important to ensure that the tyres are clean and dry. The inflation pressure should be increased to a maximum of 3 bar.
Tyres without wheels
Tyres without wheels are best stored standing vertically. If tyres are stacked for a long period of time, they will be pressed together quite considerably. The tyres will then be more difficult to fit, as they do not sit on the rim shoulders. If tyres are stored standing vertically, it is recommended to turn them every 14 days to avoid flat spots.
   
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