Many people look to buy second hand tyres for a number of reasons. The main reason why they do so is of course obvious, second hand tyres are usually cheaper. However, keep in mind that as the old saying goes, ‘you get what you paid for’. When you buy second-hand tyres, you should be prepared for the following problems that may crop up in the future.
What to look out for when buying a used tyre
Secondly, if you buy second-hand tyres from dealers, you are often forced to make use of the dealer’s spare parts system. This means that you are essentially going to have to rely on the dealer’s system for any replacement parts. Thirdly, most car owners have to change their tyres quite regularly, especially if they drive on wet roads regularly or they use the road frequently during winter. If you choose to buy second-hand tyres from dealers, you will have to make use of the dealer’s system, and you can then expect that it will only be after you have spent more money than you planned.
Lastly, tyres are prone to wear and tear very easily, especially when you drive over rough roads or drive on wet roads. The tyre is likely to wear down more quickly than its original tread and may crack if it does not have sufficient tread to support the weight of the car. You could also find that the tread on your tyres are not thick enough and are flatter, which is likely to cause problems with cornering and acceleration.