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When you’ve put the investment into high-quality, performance tires for your vehicle, it’s important you do everything you can to protect that investment for as long as possible.

Our Race Ramps FlatStoppers are a highly beneficial tool for owners of vehicles with performance tires that might get stored away seasonally or for extended periods of time. Long-term storage can result in flat spots or other forms of damage to your tires, but FlatStoppers help you preserve their natural shape, allowing you to avoid having to spend the money to replace damaged tires after extended storage.

Let’s take a look at everything you should know about FlatStoppers and what makes them such a smart tire saving investment for certain types of vehicle owners.

Corvette on 16” W FlatStoppers
Corvette on 16” W FlatStoppers

The benefits of using FlatStoppers

One of the most common problems that occurs after storing a vehicle away for an extended period of time is the formation of flat spots in the tires. If you have a classic car you only bring out for special occasions or a vehicle you only use seasonally, this is an issue that could potentially affect your vehicles.

Over time, the tires will start to flatten out where they rest on the floor of your garage. If you live in an area that gets cold, harsh winters, the rubber can also grow stiff, which will result in the flat spots in the tires also hardening out. The longer you keep the car in storage without moving it, the more likely you’ll experience permanent damage to those tires that will necessitate replacement.

It’s not always feasible to regularly take the vehicle out for a spin just to prevent flat spots in the tires, so using Race Ramps’ FlatStoppers is an ideal solution to this problem.

Here are just a few examples of some of the benefits of the FlatStopper tire cradles:

Of course, there are some other steps you should take to keep your tires in good condition during storage. Make sure you keep the air pressure at the proper levels, and regularly use your gauge to check that the tires haven’t lost more than a certain amount of air. And if you’re able to better regulate the temperature within your garage, this can help you prevent faster air loss in the tires.

But FlatStoppers are the best tool available for preventing flat spots in your tires, and will allow you to protect your investment for the tire’s entire expected lifespan.