Why You Shouldn’t Buy Used Tires

Used TiresMaintaining your car can be quite expensive. And throughout the life of your car, there will definitely be times where you’ll have to replace different parts to keep your car in perfect shape. When this particular type of situation calls for your attention, it may be very easy to just say: Hey, second-hand parts could still go on for some time right? You might think that this isn’t so bad, especially if you’re planning to sell your car in the not-too-distant future anyway. Well, think again, because this is not a very good idea.

For purposes of this article, we’re going to talk about tires. Now we all know that tires are very expensive, but we also know that they are one of the most important parts of our car. They are built to last through different environments and climates and, oftentimes, it is easy to believe that they will last forever no matter the situation. What we don’t realize is that, like all other parts of our car, tires are subject to intense wear-and-tear.

Worn out Threads

If you are considering on saving some money by buying a second hand tire, think twice. Let me explain the way tires work. They are made from rubber. This provides traction, and therefore, prevents skidding. As a result, there will be zero extra burdens on your engine to drive your car forward. Do you notice those markings on your tires? Those are called threads; they are designed to give your car traction. Each time you drive on the road, the threads wear out. You can notice this by using a ruler and taking note of the depth of the threads. After some time, measure it again and you should notice that the threads has become significantly less deep.

If you bought surplus or used tires, then chances are, the threads are already worn out and you would have little or no traction on your tires. I don’t need to tell you that this is very dangerous, especially if you’re driving at high speeds or are sloshing your way through wet, rainy roads. Remember, safety first and it’s better to buy new tires and maintain them properly rather than spend on tires that wont work when you need them to.


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