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Will Used Tires Save You Money?

Some Misconceptions About Used Tires.

  • You don't know their history.
  • Their life span is diminished by hitting curbs or potholes
  • You don't know if they have been punctured or plugged
  • High temperatures and harsh weather effect the life of the tires.
  • They can have dry rotting which can cause unsafe conditions.
  • They can have uneven wear which causes a pull to one side. 

Misuse

If a tire was driven while it was underinflated or overloaded, which is very common, it may have sustained internal damage that’s not visible to the naked eye

Not Obvious Defects

Most consumers probably aren’t skilled enough to detect problems that a tire expert would spot immediately, such as a torn mounting bead, probably caused by removing the tire from the wheel, or badly executed repairs.

Unkown Aging Effects

Tire compounds degrade over time. Most recommend against installing tires that are 6 years or older & replacing tires that are 10 years or older.

Mismatch

For the best and safest handling, you want your tires to match each other in tread pattern, construction, age, wear, and so forth. It’s not a great idea to put on a replacement tire that doesn’t match the one on the opposite side.

Tire Tip of the Day

You can check the tire’s date of manufacture. Look at the serial number embossed on the sidewall.

The last 4 digits are the date code. The first 2 are the week, the last 2 are the year.

Ex. 3312 means the 33rd week of 2012.