Caravan Tyres
Winter Tyre Care

During winter your caravan tyres still need to be checked and looked after even if you are not regularly using your caravan. What do I need to do? Keeping reading for some timely advice and top tips.

One of the best ways to care for your tyres is to use winter wheels. These are stands which replace your wheels, allowing you to store the wheels inside away from weather damage. Winter wheels will also add to your caravan security as they immobilise your caravan.

If you don't want to use winter wheels, there are a few other things you can do to protect your tyres over winter:

  • To stop the tyres developing flat spots make sure you rotate them every few weeks.
  • Raise your wheels off the ground - this will also prevent flat spots.
  • Use a caravan wheel cover to protect the tyres from weather damage.
  • Ensure that the tyre pressure is maintained over the winter.
  • Clean the tyres regularly with ordinary caravan shampoo and don't use a pressure washer.
  • If you do remove the tyres, make sure you store them upright but remember to turn them every few weeks and keep out of sunlight.

If you have any winter care tips for caravan tyres which we have not mentioned, please click here to let us know.

We received the following e-mail :

Is it a common problem when you have a tyre blow-out on an alloy rim for the wheel to disintegrate dropping the hub down onto the road? We have just had our van written off after this happened. We were doing 50mph on a dual carriageway!

Has this happened to anyone else or can anyone help? CLICK HERE to let us know.

If you follow these tips your tyres should stay in top condition over winter and you shouldn't have to replace them in Spring!

Remember though, your tyres always need to be in top condition for the safety of you, your family and other road users, so check them regularly throughout the whole year.