New or Used Tyres – Which one is better?

Nothing can beat a brand-new tyre straight from the factory. But sometimes, it’s not within your budget to buy brand-spanking new tyres for your vehicle, especially since prices have been going through the roof lately.

In such a case, you have the option to buy second-hand tyres for your car. You can get them at multiple car wreckers, or dealerships.

However, is it safe to buy used tyres for your vehicle? After all, it is hard to trust the quality and longevity of second-hand tyres.

Well, there is no clear answer! The debate is ongoing and it doesn’t seem like the solution will come out any time soon. Meanwhile, you can choose whichever one suits your budget the best.

If you decide to go with used tyres, however, you should consider a few things before emptying your bank account.

Inspect Tread & Condition

The first thing you need to check is the tyre’s condition. This involves inspecting the tread, the sidewalls and the internal area for wear and tear. If there is any damage to the tyres or a considerable amount of wear and tear, you shouldn’t spend any money on them. Moreover, if you can spot signs of old punctures, chances are the tyre’s integrity has already been compromised and in such a case it’s useless to invest in them.

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Beware of Dangers

Used tyres come from old vehicles, some of which have tyres that are hardly used. When people are looking to get cash for cars, they sell their vehicles to car wreckers and earn a good sum to invest in another vehicle. But sometimes, the tyres are worn out and old, they have countless punctures, and their sidewalls are not as strong as before. If you have installed old tyres, you should be aware of your surroundings at all times and be ready to maneuver your vehicle in case something goes wrong.

Money Savings

Used tyres might be near failure, but they also save you a lot of money. These tyres are near the end of their life, but you can still extract a few months out of them before you muster up enough money for a new set. So, if you are on a budget, this is the way to go.

Tyres from Scrap Yards

You have a ton of tire options when you consider buying from a scrap yard. Most scrappers offer a car removal service that allows people to sell their old vehicles from their homes. This way, you get a cheap product and the wreckers get money for their endeavours. Also, if the tyres are poor quality, a scrap yard will never sell them to your deliberately, you will have full say from start to end. That’s why buying tyres from a scrap yard is better than at any other place.

Ultimately, whether or not you choose to use second-hand tyres is up to you. Just make sure you weigh the risks and benefits carefully before making a decision.


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