New is great. However, when it comes to your vehicle, you don't always have to purchase new parts. This statement is particularly true when it comes to tires. A tire in good condition can offer the maneuverability and use as a new tire. Make sure you know what to look for when searching for used tires for the best results.
Tread is the most important consideration when looking at used tires. Think of tread as gripping power. If the tires don't have sufficient tread, they won't be able to grip the road correctly – making it more challenging to control your vehicle.
While there are more technical ways to check tire tread, you can also use a simple method. All you need is a penny. Place the coin, head down, inside the tire's tread track. If the tread marks obscure at least half of Lincoln's head, they are still good. However, if you can see more of his head, the tread is too worn.
Whether turning a corner or parallel parking, it's easy and common to scrape the sidewall of a tire. Since the sidewalls of tires are significantly thinner than the other parts of the tire, frequent scraping causes the sides to wear down. Tires with significant sidewall damage are more prone to blowing out, which isn't only costly, but also dangerous.
You don't want a used tire with sidewall damage. If you see any scraps or kinks in the rubber on the wall, it's best to pass up the tire as you will need to replace it almost immediately.
With most parts of a vehicle, when the part is repaired, it's almost made new. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case when it comes to tires. Whether it's a plug or a patch, it's best to think of a tire repair as a temporary fix, allowing you to get a little more use out of the tire.
You want to look for a tire that hasn't been repaired as it's harder to gauge how much more life a tire in this condition has. While not always the case, a tire that is free of repairs was likely also taken better care of by the previous owner, making it a better choice.
Don't believe any myths that say you can't get a quality, used tire. It will just take a little more work on your part. Make certain you're examining every tire carefully before making a decision.Share
2 June 2016
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