Used vs New Tires

You may be in a situation where your vehicle needs new tires, but you don’t at present have dollars and sense handy to shell out for spanky new tires. Lucky for you, you have an additional choice, used tires. Used tires have their benefits and unfortunate attributes, and we’re here to give you information to make a good decision.

Obviously, a used tire will not last as long as a brand new one. You’re getting a sharper risk if you buy a used tire that you’ll have problems. It’s already got some mileage on it, and it may be close to a blowout.

There’s more to consider however, you’re definitely going to save some money with a used tire. It’s a trade-off, you’re spending less but you’re also getting less.

Before you buy a used tire do your research and find out how many good miles the tires have left in them. Tires that have less than 10,000 miles to go should be avoided. The last thing you want is to be forced to replace your used tires immediately after purchasing them.

The question is, should you buy used tires? They might be if you currently can’t afford new tires. Your best bet is to compare your options, and see if it might be worth the extra cash to buy new if you can. Don’t make any assumptions. Consider your options and choose what feels right to you.

Take our quick and easy quiz to see if used tires are right for you:

1. Can you afford new tires? If you can, do it.
2. Do you put upwards of 15,000 miles on your car each year? If yes, go with new.
3. Do you often drive in icy or snowy conditions? If you answered yes you should buy new to get the best traction.

An added bonus to buying used tires is it keeps them out of the land fill. Used tires are a great opportunity to go green and help the environment.

So there you have it. If you answered no to all three questions, then used tires are a great option for you!

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