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Anyone buy/run used tires? #5216504 09/18/19 08:15 PM
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Anyone here buy used tires to run, either from a used tire store or from a private seller?

I've had good success with used tires on my cars, got a set for my Cavalier years ago that lasted 4 years!

Looking to get two sets of used winter tires to outfit both my vehicles below, and keep costs down.

You guys?


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216511 09/18/19 08:21 PM
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Nope

Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216514 09/18/19 08:24 PM
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I have, but I only buy them if less than 4 years old, no signs of tread rot, and seem to be in overall good shape.
I one time had a customer get rid of four practically new tires because of a nail. Patched that sucker and sold them on Craigslist.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216521 09/18/19 08:30 PM
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Another lifetime ago while stationed at Ft Leonard Wood MO used re-caps and used tires. That was 55 years ago so it`s been that long. Have heard horror stories about used radials and good stories but not here ever again.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216524 09/18/19 08:39 PM
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On my 40ft Gooseneck trailer.....Absolutely!! But never on one of my cars/trucks.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216526 09/18/19 08:39 PM
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I've had decent luck with it so far. We have a used set of snow tires on the Leaseon and I'm running 3 "new" recaps and 1 "used" recap on my jeep.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216527 09/18/19 08:39 PM
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I did once or twice on a beater. Good deals can be had if you know how to check for a good deal, and then the condition of what you're buying.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216530 09/18/19 08:42 PM
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Not if I can avoid it.. I've bought a single used tire for a beater a few times..

with the not horrible offbrand such as radar or westlake coming in super cheap I'd give a hard pass to unknown used tires if buying a set.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216538 09/18/19 08:51 PM
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I get used tires in an emergency, or one as a full size spare

Otherwise, you can get new tires for not too much more

Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216543 09/18/19 08:59 PM
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Never. It’s the only thing on the vehicle touching the ground.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216549 09/18/19 09:08 PM
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Done it in the past to get me by... but i dont anymore. On my DD i wont cheap out. I had a very close call that made me realize its not worth my life. You can get lucky..but id rather not play that lottery. If you buy new and use them til tread is finished, its a much better deal...especially if you get a deal on them.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216552 09/18/19 09:11 PM
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The tires on my Ford I got at a yard sale. Guy bought them new. Didn't like them and took them off 3 weeks later. I bought them the weekend after he took them off. They were still new.

He paid $900 for them. I paid $375 for them.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216556 09/18/19 09:17 PM
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If you damage one of the 4 tires on a Subaru AWD you need to replace it with one with similar tread depth to the 3 that are left. I bought a used tire for that situation and it worked out fine. Alternative is to buy a new tire and pay extra to get it cut down to the needed tread depth. Or replace all 4 tires.


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Re: Anyone buy/run used tires? [Re: addyguy] #5216569 09/18/19 09:29 PM
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There are a couple of good used tire shops around here.
I have helped a few people whose money was tight.
It worked out well.


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Never. I've never been so desperate that I'd buy used tires for any vehicle that I currently or have ever owned.


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