Old Tires That Get Re-Used And Look Like New Could Cost You

  07/13/2017


Replacing your ride's tires is one of the unpleasantries that comes along with owning a car. It costs a pretty penny but you need new rubber and can't get around it. It probably isn't something that’s at the top of the list of things that you want to get for your car but, if you want to stay safe, almost every professional in the industry recommends keeping an eye on your tires. And when it inevitably comes time to buy a new set of tires, picking out just the right model can be both expensive and overwhelming. This leads to why people sometimes stray toward buying used tires.

This video gives you an inside look at the market for used tires. Some of which are often times passed off as lightly used or potentially even new. However, in reality, scammers have gotten their hands on the rubber and repurposed it so that it only looks new and is in fact, still dangerous. The million-dollar question: If there’s tread on the tire, isn’t usable? Even iff you know that you’re buying a used tire there's still life left in it right? Well, tires have different metrics besides their tread life because rubber can break down in other ways. So even if the tread is perfect, the tires could be more dangerous than you had originally thought.

Here's what to look out for when scammers try to pass off their worn-out products for something that it isn’t. Even if you decide to go out and buy yourself a used set of tires, it’s always a good idea to have the right information first so that you know that you’re getting yourself into when it comes to something that’s such a big decision, both monetarily and when it comes to safety.