RV Tires

Proper Cleaning

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Proper Cleaning

Like the rest of your RV, it pays to keep your Michelin tires clean. Road oil will cause deterioration of the rubber and dirt buildup will help hold the chemicals in the air next to the tire and will also deteriorate the tire.

As with the cleaning of any rubber product, proper cleaning methods must be used to obtain the maximum years of service from your tires. A soft brush and the normal mild soap that you would use to clean your RV may be used. If you use a dressing product to "protect" your tires from aging, use extra care and caution. Tire dressings that contain petroleum products, alcohol or silicones may cause deterioration or cracking and accelerate the aging process.

In many cases, it is not the dressing itself that can be a problem, but rather the chemical reaction that the product can have with the antioxidant in the tire. Heat can add to the negative reaction. When these same dressing products are used on a passenger car tire that is repalced every three to four years, it is rare to see a major problem. However, in most cases, RV tires may last much longer due to limited annual mileage, and the chemical reactions have much longer to take place.

 

 

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