How to Buy Used Tires for Your Car

How to Buy Used Tires for Your Car


How to Buy Used Tires for Your Car. Buying used tires can save you money. Use these tips as a guide to show you what
to look for when purchasing a used tire. You will need Owner’s manual Even wear pattern
Penny Complete set of tires Monthly inspections Spare and tread depth gauge (optional). Before purchasing used tires, be sure you
are buying from a reputable seller that you know and trust. Step 1. Find the recommended size and type of tire
that is best for your car by checking the owner’s manual or the inside driver’s door
panel, or by researching online. Step 2. Don’t buy a tire if you see the belts showing
through the rubber, deep cracks, or bulges. Step 3. Check the tire to see that there is an even
wear pattern across the entire width of the tread. Step 4. Test the tread depth by inserting a penny
into the tread groove with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you see Lincoln’s head, the tread is too
worn and the tire should not be purchased. A tread depth gauge can also be used. Step 5. Consider buying a complete set of matching
used tires to achieve the best ride, handling, and performance. Step 6. Check your tires once a month for signs of
wear and proper inflation. Good luck — and don’t forget to keep a spare
in the trunk. Did you know A NASCAR race pit crew can change
all four tires and fill a gas tank in 13 to 15 seconds.

About the Author: Michael Flood

8 Comments

  1. Don't buy used tires. If you don't value your life enough to the point where you buy new tires, then you shouldn't be driving. Short term savings, long term loss if those used tires get you into an accident.

  2. Not one mention of checking the DOT date code to indicate date of manufacture?? That should be tip number 1 or 2. This video looks like it was made but someone who is not a technician or actually knowledgeable about cars.

  3. How to buy used tyres for your car…………….. you don't. Fork a a little more and buy new ones, your life literally depends on them.

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