Tire Cradle® Parking Pads
Protect your investment and save money from costly tire replacements due to flat spots. For over 15 years, TireCradles patented design has saved countless people hundreds to thousands of dollars each year by preventing tire flat spots and extending the life of your tires.
TireCradles 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 getting them adjusted 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.
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, TireCradles also insulate your tires from these temperature variances.
TireCradles are 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 the TireCradles where you normally park... NO EXACT 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?
TireCradles 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. This design supports the tire in order to maintain its unique shape. Also, TireCradles insulate tires from temperature variances. Our product is not curved, it conforms to the unique shape of your tire. Because TireCradles are not curved, they are VERY easy to park on and use.
How do I know if my TireCradles are the right size for my tires?
TireCradles are sold in one size only. If your tire is not larger than 15 inches, (355mm) then the TireCradles are guaranteed to work and the lifetime warranty applies.
Will the TireCradles move as I park on them?
TireCradles are texturized at the bottom to prevent slipping. 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 TireCradles 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 TireCradles so expensive?
TireCradles are very expensive to manufacture. We import the unique polymer and then manufacture the TireCradles in the United States. We do this purposely to guarantee the highest level of quality control. We design our product to last and with a main focus on quality. TireCradles have a lifetime warranty.
Will TireCradles work to prevent tire flat spotting while my car is in long term storage?
Absolutely! TireCradles are designed to be used for long term storage or daily use. We had the TireCradles independently tested to simulate conditions of automobile storage for up to 2 years. Under such conditions, no flat spots developed. However, since the TireCradles 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 are TireCradles a better choice than your less expensive competitors?
TireCradles were 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 TireCradles, 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 TireCradles later. This is because they were disappointed with the effectiveness or the cheaper product. TireCradles are a good long term investment that will save you money in the future.