Is It Safe to Buy Used Tires? | Maple Street Tires

Is It Safe to Buy Used Tires? | Maple Street Tires

Need new tires? Tracy’s Automotive on Maple Street, or one of our other locations, can help you find the set that’s best for your wallet and your car.

Maybe it was the huge monster truck tires but you found yourself driving home after the Monster Jam thinking about needing new tires. It’s a bad time financially but you don’t see a way around a new set – your current tires are as slick as a stick of butter.

Then the idea hit – how about buying a set of used tires? They might not be great but they’d be better than what you’ve got now. Not only are they less expensive than new, but, as points out, they’d keep those tires out of landfills for a bit longer. However, as explains, there are many more cons to driving on used tires. Among them:

Lifespan: Unless it was never driven, the treads will be worn on a used tire and the rubber will be older, so it likely won’t last as long as a new tire of the same quality.

“Recalls: If a used tire is recalled, no one will tell you.

“The unknown: Even if you check the treads and tire very carefully for wear and damage, you can’t really know all the stresses that a tire had been put under by its previous owner.

“Limited (or no) warranty: While some sellers offer warranties on used pre-owned tires, they’re going to be much shorter than the four, five, or six-year warranties you can get for new tires.”

The pros of new tires far outweigh the cost, says:

“They’re safer: According to AAA’s research, driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can ‘increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet.’

“They will last longer.

“You know exactly what you’re getting.

“It is usually easier to find the tires you need.

“The treads are even.

“They generally come with a warranty.”

The better decision is to get new, rather than used or pre-owned, tires. And, if you get them at a trusted Wichita auto care service center like Tracy’s Automotive, you might be able to cash in on a special deal. Tracy’s carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to fit any car and driving need.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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