Tire Cradle® Parking Pads
Protect your investment and save money from costly tire replacements due to flat spots. For over 15 years, Tire Cradle developed and patented a design saved countless people hundreds to thousands of dollars each year by preventing tire flat spots and extending the life of your tires.
Tire Cradle parking pads are made of a dense, polyurethane polymer and are insulated with air cells. These are the 'memory mattress' for your tires. As the name implies, TireCradles, "Cradle" your tires in very much the same way an expensive mattress will cradle and contour to your body at rest. TireCradles give so your tires won't. NO exact alignment to your wheelbase like our contoured competitors AND no need to get out of the car to place them in front of your tires; just park like you normally would. They even accept a variance of wheelbases up to 20", so go ahead an rotate a few cars in the same garage bay without ever moving them.
After a fun day at the track or cruising down the road, your tires will heat up. Parking your car's hot tires on a cold garage floor will accelerate tire flat spotting. In addition to "Cradling" your tires, Tire Cradle also insulate your tires from these temperature variances.
An excellent long term investment to protect your tires and prevent costly tire replacements before the tire is worn out.
- Size: 14" Width x 18" Length x 1.5" Depth
- Weight: 22 lbs.
- Approved for Vehicle Weight up to 10,000 lbs.
- Accepts Tread Widths from 4" to 14" (355mm)
- Note: Your tires can hang off the sides of the TireCradles and still function provided the tire does not touch the ground and more than 90% of the tire's contact patch is on the TireCradle
- Contours to the unique shape of your tire. "Cradles" Your Tires!
- Thermal Insulating Polymer Protects Against Temperature Variations
- Sold as One Set of Four TireCradles to accommodate one vehicle
- Easy to use; place parking pads where you normally park... NO EXACT WHEELBASE ALIGNMENT NEEDED LIKE CONTOURED PRODUCTS
- Made in the USA
- Lifetime Guarantee
What are Tire Flat Spots
When a car with high performance, low profile tire sits too long on a hard surface, the tire loses its shape and develops a flat area where the tire contacts the floor. Parking a hot tire on a cool garage floor greatly exacerbates the problem as the soft warm tire gives to conform to the hard-cool floor. There are two types of flat spots: temporary and permanent. Temporary flat spots will round out as the car is driven over a period of time. Permanent flat spots do not round out and the only solution is to replace the tires. Many temporary flat spots can become permanent over a short period of time. There is no exact determination as to when a temporary tire flat spot will become a permanent flat spot.
How do TireCradles prevent flat spots?
Tire Cradle parking pads are made of a patented polymer and are insulated with memory air cells. The engineering of blown polymer and air cells perfectly conforms to the unique shape of your tire.
How do I know if my Tire Cradle parking pads are the right size for my tires?
Our parking pads are sold in one size set only. If your tire is not larger than 15 inches (355mm), then the Tire Cradle parking pads are guaranteed to work and are backed by our lifetime warranty.
Will the Tire Cradle move as I park on them?
Our specialized polymer had a unique finish on the bottom to prevent slipping, much like a sticky note; no slip, no slide, no double-stick tape. They are designed as small ramps for maximum function and ease of use. They are not curved. Simply drive your vehicle up the small ramped surface onto the parking pads and they will continue to adhere to most garage floors.
Can I get a discount for ordering multiple sets?
We do provide discounts for multiple set orders. The price depends on the quantity ordered. Also, we offer a discount for Active Military and Veterans. Please contact us at 866-740-0193 or by selecting contact us from the navigation link to the left for this information.
Why are your parking pads so expensive?
Tire Cradle are very expensive to manufacture using a specific polymer blend, unique process, manufacture in the United States, and back it up with a lifetime warranty.
Will TireCradles work to prevent tire flat spotting while my car is in long term storage?
Absolutely! They are designed to be used for long term storage or daily use. We're had the Tire Cradle parking pads independently tested to simulate conditions of automobile storage for up to 2 years. Under such conditions, no flat spots developed. However, since the Tire Cradle parking pads are easy to use and there is no determination as to how long it takes for a flat spot to develop, we suggest that our customers park on then on a daily basis.
Why is Tire Cradle a better choice than your less expensive competitors?
Here at Tire Cradle, we started as 'The Original', patented product on the market designed to prevent tire flat spotting. They are made with the highest quality materials and are incredibly easy to use. With Tire Cradle, you are paying for quality and effectiveness. This is why we offer a lifetime warranty. Many customers order our competitors product first to save money, only to come back to order with us later. This is because they were disappointed with the effectiveness of the cheaper product, they slid on their garage floor, or wanted to invent in a longterm solution. As they say, 'Buy it nice, or but it twice'.