DRY ROT: What is it and how do you prevent it?
Tyres are made of rubber and other petroleum-based materials, and although they last a long time, they’re still prone to natural degradation, age, and other environmental influences. Exactly how long it takes for a tyre to degrade (otherwise known as Dry Rot) depends on several factors. However, the problem of Dry Rot is frequently found on caravan tyres, trailers, or vehicles that stand for prolonged periods without driving. It’s also commonly found on SUV spare tyres that are stored in direct sunlight on the vehicle’s boot lid / door.