Learning About Tires And Rims
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Learning About Tires And Rims

Hi there, my name is Wesley. I created this site about tires and rims to help you properly equip your vehicle with the right combination. The tires and rims you install on your car directly influence its overall appearance and stance. Furthermore, drivability issues are usually caused by the wrong combination of tires and rims. I will talk about the methods you can use to make sure you are buying the right items for your car with every upgrade. I hope you will visit my site often to learn all you can about this fascinating and important auto subject. Thank you for coming by.


Learning About Tires And Rims

3 Reasons To Avoid Buying Used Tires

Cindy Harvey

When shopping for tires for your car, you might have thought about buying them used rather than buying a brand new set. You might know a few people who usually buy used tires, or you might just be looking for a way to save some money. However, even though it might be tempting, it generally is not a good idea to buy used tires if you don't have to. These are a few reasons why.

1. They Might Not Be That Much Cheaper

When you shop for used tires, you might just find that they are more expensive than you thought. Many places that sell used tires actually change their pricing based on how much tread is left on the tire, and for better tires, you might pay very close to what you would pay for a brand new set. Plus, many used tire sellers do not include installation in the price, while you may be able to have this discounted or waived if you buy a whole new set from a tire shop. Basically, you may not find that buying used tires is quite as cheap as you thought.

2. You May End Up With Someone Else's Problem

Even though some people do sell used tires that are still in good shape, you have to think about why the tires are in the tire shop and not still on someone else's car. They might have worn unevenly due to an alignment issue, they might have a slow leak that you don't know about or they might have other issues. You do not want to end up with someone else's problems, which is exactly what could happen if you purchased used tires for your car. Checking them over carefully before buying them can help, but you might not catch every problem until it's too late.

3. You Probably Won't Have a Warranty

Many new tires come with a warranty, so you can go and have the tire repaired or replaced if it wears out prematurely. This often is not an option if you purchase used tires, so you may not have any recourse if you have issues with the tires that you purchase.

As you can see, buying used tires often is not the deal that it is cracked up to be. If you want to avoid these three problems and other potential issues, consider buying a new set of tires for your car instead. Contact a tire sales shop for more information.