Used tyres are very cheap, a fact which everyone is aware of. You can get ‘buy one get one free’ deals on them and discounted prices and what not. People usually resort to buying used tyres because of the price because new tyres are or can be quite expensive. You may not have enough money at that time or you may not be willing to spend enough money on tires. Moreover, from the eye, a used tire looks good and of high quality. However, only a professional mechanic or a person with knowledge and expertise about tyres will be able to figure out what is or what is not wrong with the tyre.
Yes, used tires are a great way to save money. However, they are not worth it. Mainly because you never know when they will burst or how worn they actually are. You may need to replace your tyres more often which would only add to the costs you were trying to save.
Used tires are not safe either. As already mentioned, from the eye, the used tire may look perfect and without any blemish or defect. However the problems and defects of a tire are not always visible to the eye. Such problems you will not be able to identify if you do not have the right knowledge and material.
When buying a used tire, you can always use the ‘penny test’ to check whether the tread of the tire is good or not. All you have to do is place a coin inside one of the tread groove’s of the tire. If you are able to see the top of Lincoln’s head from the groove, it will prove that the tread of the tire is too low. You can even call a professional or local mechanic or take the tire to them and have it checked with the help of gauges and indicators.
Moreover, even if the tread is fine, there are problems which cannot be identified until and unless the tire is actually placed on the car. All in all, buying used tires is not a good idea.
Where to Get New Tyres From?
If you live in the UAE, you can contact tyres UAE. The Dubai Tyre Shop has a wide range of tyres from various tyre brands, from Michelin to Nexen Tyres. Nexen tyres are a great option for those who are wanting to save money but still want high quality tyres.